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Into The Woods

From 478 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

About the show

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the acclaimed McCarter and Fiasco Theater production of the musical classic in their signature stripped-down style. More…

Weaving everyone’s favorite fairy tales together, this musical asks: what happens after happily ever after? As the result of the curse of a once-beautiful witch, a baker and his wife are childless. They venture into the forest to find the ingredients that will reverse the spell and restore the witch's beauty. During their journey, they meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack, each one on a quest. The acclaimed Fiasco Theater teamed up with McCarter to conjure this fairy tale into being with whimsy, theatrical invention, and only ten actors and a single piano.


Member Reviews (478)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful
88
Avg Score

85
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Inventive, Great staging

See it if you can! I'm not a huge ITW fan (Act II falls apart), but I loved this production. Fiasco Theater does great work.

Don't see it if you want a traditional approach to the show. I loved the imaginative, clever, ensemble product.

Also I'm catching up on shows I saw, but didn't review. ITW was a thoroughl... Read more Read less

75
Delightful, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if Great small bare-bones production of the classic. Smartly staged. Solid cast.

Don't see it if you don't like minimalist productions.

88
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting

See it if You are a fan of the original and want to see a clever stripped down but masterful adaptation.

Don't see it if You don't like stripped down musicals (However this one was done really well)

92
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Charming

See it if You want to see a creative take on a well-known musical. You enjoy seeing great work on a low budget. You want great music & story.

Don't see it if You want to see a big musical w/lots of fancy costumes & sets. You hate Sondheim. You hate fairy tales.

83
Clever, Quirky, Enchanting, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy witnessing originality unfold on stage.

Don't see it if you don't like Stephen Sondheim.

85
Entertaining, Great staging, Masterful, Original, Great writing

See it if Loved the minimalist approach. The voices were so good that I didn't miss the full orchestra. Cleverly staged.

Don't see it if Not your mother's "Into The Woods." If you're looking for a big splashy musical, this isn't it.

83
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite

See it if You want a great storyline

Don't see it if you want a play

70
Original, Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You love Into the Woods and think (for whatever bizarre reason) it needs to be stripped down.

Don't see it if You'd prefer a proper staging of the musical

86
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if are a fan of Sondheim's work and love fairy tales.

Don't see it if are not a Sondheim fan.

90
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy reinterpretations of Sondheim. This very clever and inventive. The staging and arrangements are outstanding and inventive.

Don't see it if if you expect a large scale production and orchestra. The one draw back in the performances is the voices should be stronger

95
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Masterful, Must see

See it if you want to see a classic reimagined

Don't see it if you hate fairytales

85
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you like intriguing plots & character developments, & enjoy sincerity sprinkled with humor.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy Sondheim lyrics or don't enjoy stripped-down versions of shows.

70
Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Dizzying

See it if you're looking for a different take on a modern classic, or you're a huge fan of Sondheim & Into the Woods already.

Don't see it if you think you're going to miss elaborate sets & orchestrations b/c this production doesn't have them!

80
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Edgy

See it if You want to see one of Sondheim's best works done in a completely new way. The way it is done is clever.

Don't see it if You are expecting the beautiful orchestrations and stunning visuals like the previous revivals.

70
Clever, Original

See it if You don't care about quality of singing. You like "Brooklyn-style" design.

Don't see it if You need Sondheim to be sung beautifully.

66
All style, Great writing, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you are interested in a re-invisioning of one of the best Sondheim musicals.

Don't see it if you think you are going to feel anything. It is all style and no substance. So much of the heart and humor has been removed from the show.

95
Shakespeare in the park: delacorte theater, Donna murphy as the witch, 2012 outdoor revival, Denis o’hare (the baker) & amy adams (baker's wife), Entertaining

See it if Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS is a perfect fit for Outdoor performing so if it pops up near U go SEE IT! I need to c it Indoors someday?

Don't see it if The rules of FREE Outdoor theater have to do w/ long lines to get the tickets & changeable weather. If U'd rather not be bothered SKIP IT!!

65
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you love the show, you're interested in a pared-down re-mounting of it.

Don't see it if you saw the Oregon Shakespeare Festival version, which was a lot better.

80
Great staging, Intelligent, Masterful, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if You love to see older shows performed in new and trans-formative ways. It's brilliantly staged in a minimalist style the captivates.

Don't see it if You prefer stronger performances. The cast, while competent, isn't awe-inspiring. The minimalistic design may off-put some fans.

85
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if you're a fan of stripped-down story-telling and/or love the source material.

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of Sondheim's classic.

100
Great staging, Great writing, Exquisite, Must see, Masterful

See it if You love the show already. you want to see a fresh take on an amazing show. A brilliant complex show.

Don't see it if you have no imagination. You do not want you fantasy to feel like real life.

82
Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You can.

Don't see it if You can't.

85
Clever, Delightful, Refreshing

See it if even if, you've seen this before. This may be the the most enjoyable production I've seen. Not a bad intro to the show. Very clever.

Don't see it if you're just not a fan of the show or looking a big production.

Also Caught the touring company of the Fiasco Ttheater's Into The Woods at ... Read more Read less

85
Ambitious, Great staging, Funny, Quirky, Dizzying

See it if you love Sondheim, are curious how such a robust and lavish musical has been turned minimalist and want to laugh at the changes/compromises

Don't see it if you're a Sondheim/Broadway purist, role-sharing confuses you

94
Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Absorbing, Great writing

See it if You love Sondheim, literate take on fairy tales and what happens after "ever after." Also if you liked the movie the show is even better.

Don't see it if You didn't like the movie.


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