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Into The Woods

Members say: Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful
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Roundabout Theatre Company presents the acclaimed McCarter and Fiasco Theater production of the musical classic in their signature stripped-down style.

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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.

 

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85
Funny, Ambitious, Dizzying, Quirky, Great staging

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

66
Great writing, Disappointing, Overrated, All style

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.

90
Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent, Entertaining, Great staging

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

87
Original, Clever, Enchanting, Great writing, Great music

See it if you love Sondheim

Don't see it if if you like only Grand musicals

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.

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83
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you are curious to see how they create the show with just 10 actors. Otherwise it's the same music and story with less flashy sets, costumes

Don't see it if you assume that you'll be seeing the grand Broadway version of it. It's Sondheim, so the lyrics are clever, music catchy.

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

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.

70
Original, Clever, Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining

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

80
Ambitious, Enchanting, Intelligent, Masterful, Great staging

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.

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

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
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite

See it if You want a great storyline

Don't see it if you want a play

86
Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, 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.

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

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.

85
Ambitious, Clever, Quirky, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You enjoy Sondheim and/or minimalist productions with unconventional props and sets

Don't see it if You like exclusively fully polished and glitzy productions

85
Original, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you like a great score and a novel stripped down production. Great.

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

90
Original, Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you love Sondheim or just music in general. This stripped down production makes your only focus the story and music

Don't see it if N/A

94
Ambitious, Delightful, Enchanting, Refreshing, Sondheim tour de force

See it if You love Sondheim, fairy tales, delightful music, and a super talented cast.

Don't see it if are lacking a sense of humor; never read a fairy tale; hate musicals and clever lyrics; or are just a grumpy person who hates to smile.

94
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, 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.

80
Ambitious, Clever, Edgy, Entertaining

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.

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

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.

83
Clever, Enchanting, Quirky, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy witnessing originality unfold on stage.

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

75
Delightful, Great acting, Relevant, Great writing

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.

82
Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You can.

Don't see it if You can't.

70
Dizzying, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging

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 lots of elaborate sets & orchestrations...b/c this production doesn't have them.

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

See it if you want to see a classic reimagined

Don't see it if you hate fairytales