Featured Post


DescriptionAll the music, adventure, and colorful fun of Disney’s POCAHONTAS come to life like never before in the 10th Anniversary Edition 2-Disc Set. Bursting with all the “Colors Of The Wind,” POCAHONTAS tells the story of a free-spirited girl who wonders what adventures await “Just...

Read More

Into the Woods

Posted by admin | Posted in Movies | Posted on 14-09-2010


A baker and his wife journey into the woods in search of a cow, a red cape, a pair of golden slippers and some magic beans to lift a curse that has kept them childless. Tony Award winners Bernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason and the rest of the original Broadway cast weave their magic spell over you in Stephen Sondheim’s masterpiece, directed by James Lapine, a seamless fusion of fairy tale characters and what happens after “happily ever after. “With oft-recorded songs such as… More >>

Into the Woods

Related Articles

Watch and Download Into the Woods

Into woods - napa valley college, 1 into the woods music and lyrics by stephen sondheim book by james lapine please note: this script is provided for educational purposes only.. Into woods (2014) - imdb, Directed by rob marshall. with anna kendrick, meryl streep, chris pine, emily blunt. a witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from. Into woods broadway @ broadhurst theatre - playbill, A childless baker and his wife endeavor to lift their family curse by journeying into the woods, where they encounter rapunzel (and her witchly "mother"), cinderella.

Into woods- children listen (finale) - youtube, Edit: comment sutton foster, deleted. matter sutton foster . ' . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z20VJXdH4Dg Into woods — bottledsnail productions, Bottledsnail productions proud announce major theatrical production 2018 woods - award-winning musical james lapine . https://www.bottledsnail.com/into-the-woods Into woods | movies., Read woods movie synopsis, view movie trailer, cast crew information, movie photos, movies. http://www.movies.com/into-woods/m69605

Comments (5)

The DVD of Sondheim’s INTO THE WOODS is not that remarkable other than the fact that it’s great to have this wonderful television production available in the format. The picture is crisp and the sound is pristine. There are no extras on the disc. I do enjoy the chapters, however. Unlike my video tape version, it’s great to be able to skip to a particular song I wish to view.

INTO THE WOODS is such a great show. The first act is hilarious and witty. It very smartly weaves together all those fairy tales so familiar to us all. Then act two makes us look at them through adult eyes. I think Sondheim and Lapine are telling us that in fairy tales as well as “real” life, the simple words “I wish…” are truly the beginning of whatever story each of us is about to tell. They counsel us to be careful of what we wish in life — our wishes effect everyone.

My favorite song in this production is “The Last Midnight” which is performed by Bernadette Peters as the Witch. It is very macabre and Sondheim reveals so much about the Witch’s character through the lyrics. Plus, it gives Ms. Peters an opportunity to belt!

INTO THE WOODS is a hoot! Enjoy it.
Rating: 4 / 5

Except for this one…

Bernadette Peters is so perfect as the old crone witch who turns beautiful at the end of the first act. She plays the bitter self-loathing cynic to perfection: when she sings “Last Midnight” its amazing, and of course the bittersweet “Lament”/”Children Will Listen” ties everything together…well, perfectly. A riot, and she can really belt out a tune!

At least as amazing as Ms. Peters is Tony Award-winning Joanna Gleason who is completely brilliant as the baker’s wife. Her interactions with Kim Crosby (Cinderella), each night after the Festival, sparkle: every time I watch the exchange that ends with, “I need your shoe to have a child!” I nearly fall off my chair; her appearance as a ghost at the end is touching and a little sad.

Kim Crosby herself is quite good as Cinderella, and Danielle Ferland is wonderful as the jaded and cynical (and a little bloodthirsty) Little Red Riding Hood (she gets it from grannie, who keeps thinking of twisted ways to torture the wolf after they escape), and her song “I Know Things Now,” is a cute little song (with just a hint of sexual imagery) about a young woman coming of age.

Some things to watch for:

– Cinderella’s birds

– the horse that moves backwards

– “Milky White,” especially after the baker gets tired of leading(dragging) her, and picks her up by the handle on her top

– the stepmother cutting off her daughter’s heel and then picking it up by stabbing it with the knife like a piece of ham

– “Agony” by the two princes

– “No One Is Alone”

– and lastly, “Your Fault.”

It’s also worth mentioning that the lighthearted fun in the first act is matched perfectly with the dark and sober mood in the second act, although it may be a little heavy for young children.

Mentionable quotes:

“I don’t like that woman!” – The Baker, about the Witch

“I was raised to be charming, not sincere.” – Cinderella’s prince

“I was just trying to be a good mother.” – The Witch to Rapunzel

“Slotted spoons don’t hold much soup.” – Jack’s mother

“There are times I do actually enjoy cleaning.” – Cinderella

“You can talk to birds…?” – Little Red Riding Hood to Cinderella

“…some of us don’t like the way you’ve been telling it…” – The Witch to the narrator, just before she sacrifices him to the giant

I could keep going… suffice to say, it’s a fave.
Rating: 5 / 5

Into The Woods is at all times humorous, sad, disturbing, and thought-provoking. It is enjoyable by all ages. Children will find it to be a delightful twist on conventional fairy tales, and Adults will find it thought-provoking and moving, as well as a delightful romp through childhood stories. Despite what people may say, the second act does not drag; it is merely less fairy-tale-ish compared to the first act, as the characters keep getting killed off. It is a bit less subtle than some of Sondheim’s other shows, which may irk some of the fans devoted to Sunday in the Park With George or Assasins (which I also recommend), but newcomers to Sondheim will find it to be a very easily enjoyed and accesible play. With melodic tunes and clever, moving, and thoughtful lyrics and book, and exceptional performances by Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien, and Bernadette Peters (this is a must for any of her fans), Into the Woods is and will remain a Broadway classic.
Rating: 5 / 5

This musical takes several fairy tales and combines them for a fresh, fun journey. A baker and his wife have learned that they are under a curse and can’t have any children. To lift the curse, they must find the cape as red as blood, the cow as white as milk, the hair as yellow as gold, and the slipper as pure as glass. Fortunately for them, they are going into the same woods that Jack, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Rapunzel are entering.

The second act picks up “Later.” Things don’t quite work out as well as everyone expected them to, and they once again find themselves entering the woods to deal with their new challenges.

The first act is a perfect musical comedy with some wonderful moments, but the second act is much darker in tone. While it still has it’s funny moments, it is much more serious. But the dramatic turn works well, and what started out as a fun romp turns into a powerful story. Still, because of this, I have a hard time recommending it for children.

The cast does a wonderful job. It’s really hard to pick out a highlight because everyone works well together to make it so good. The format, video recording of a live stage performance by the original Broadway cast, took me a little time to get used to when I first watched it, but soon I forgot all about that. The camera captures everything on stage; can’t imagine a better seat in the house.

The DVD is just a bare bones version; there’s nothing outside of the musical. But it’s still worth getting since you will want to watch it many times.

Teens and adults will love this musical’s sense of humor and be moved by its emotion. It provides all the joys of a stage play in the comfort of your own home. Buy it today and get ready to journey “Into the Woods.”
Rating: 5 / 5

This is a glorious musical. The first act takes traditional fairy tale characters on a happy quest journey, and a much more serious journey in the second. The Baker and his Wife need to get four things to lift the curse of sterility that the Witch, played fabulously by Bernadette Peters, has bestowed on them. She tells the story of the curse in a rap like song. In doing this they meet a spunky Little Red Riding Hood, who is being pursued by the Big Bad Wolf, Jack (of Beanstalk fame), Rapunzel, and Cinderella. Humor and tears highlight this musical by Sondheim. The song, “Children Will Listen,” spreads the message of the play, which is that everyone must be careful and learn and face up to life’s tragedies. Here is a snippet of it:

Careful the wish you make, wishes are children. Careful the path they take, wishes come true. Not free. No one is alone.

Filled with humor and magic, INTO THE WOODS is told by The Narrator, who gets fed to the Giant’s wife in the second act. The Witch’s love for Rapunzel is illustrated in the song, STAY WITH ME:

Outside the world is warped and wild. Stay a child while you can be a child.

Lines like, “I need that shoe to have a child!” And Little Red Riding Hood’s cynicism , “You talk to birds?” make this a priceless treasure.
Rating: 5 / 5

Write a comment

Advertise Here