Monday, October 10, 2011

Into the Woods

Andrew just finished playing in the orchestra for Into the Woods last night, and whew, are we glad. It was a great experience but a very busy week. 5 rehearsals over 4 days and then 5 shows over 4 days. It was a lot of playing for him, a lot of stress, and a lot of late nights. In the end, he played well, and was glad that he did it. Both of us our glad that life isn't like that all of the time though, we are happy to get back to a little bit calmer routine and more sleep!  And I will be happy not to be mixing Into the Woods tunes up with my kid's songs, it's making for some very odd medleys!

Mt. Baker Theatre,  describes the show this way:
Once upon a time, Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim created a Tony Award-winning musical classic, a seamless fusion of fairytales that spoke to the child’s heart within us all. It told the enchanted story of a baker and his wife as they journeyed into the woods in search of a cow, a red cape, a pair of golden slippers, and some magic beans – all necessary to lift the curse that kept them childless. Along the way, they met up with a beguiling cast of characters that left audiences laughing out loud, fighting back tears and, ultimately, transformed by the whole experience. 

If you are interested, you can read a little bit more about Into the Woods here.  Basically it was a mix of Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Little Red Riding Hood with a little bit of Sleeping Beauty and Snow White thrown in.  I was able to go see the Saturday night show with Maggie (thank you Mary for babysitting!) and really enjoyed it!  The first half way hilariously funny, the second half was a little bit darker and more serious.  The first half wrapped up the story line nicely and honestly, I could have been quite happy with just that portion of the show.  The music was excellent though (hehe)!

1 comment:

Winn said...

Woah, new look, I used that picture for my computer's background pic. It's a good one!