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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.