“Into the Woods” is a unique and imaginative show that combines various well-known fairy tales, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel. From the incredible singing to the comedic points, Into the Woods is quite impressive!
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Into the Woods Broadway Review
Into the Woods features Montego Glover as The Witch, Stephanie J. Block as The Baker’s Wife, Sebastian Arcelus as The Baker, and Gavin Creel as Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf – all reprising their Broadway roles.
The story revolves around a Baker and his wife, who are tasked by a Witch with obtaining specific items in order to lift a curse that prevents them from having children. As they journey through the woods, they encounter familiar characters from the fairy tales and their stories intertwine in unexpected ways.
The musical delves into the consequences of the characters’ wishes and desires, exploring themes of responsibility, morality, and the consequences of actions. Each character has its own story arc and emotional journey, and the cast must navigate the intricate relationships and conflicts that arise as the plot unfolds.
It’s worth noting that the show’s darker and more mature themes may not be suitable for very young audiences.
The original Broadway production of “Into the Woods” received critical acclaim and was nominated for six Tony Awards!
SEE INTO THE WOODS BROADWAY NOW PLAYING AT THE DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS
Show dates: June 6-11, 2023
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