Into the Woods (1991)

Into the Woods (1991)

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Originally broadcast as part of the American Playhouse series on PBS, this video captures a performance by the original cast of the popular Broadway musical. With songs and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine, who also directed the stage production, Into the Woods humorously combines a number of classic fairy tales into one over-arching narrative. A baker and his wife are assigned a number of tasks by a nearby witch; only after completing these duties will they be able to give birth. During their quest to fulfill the witches' demands, they encounter Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella, and numerous other fairy tale figures. The traditional stories are parodied and altered at will, yet the original fairy tales' sense of wonder and, at times, darkness remains intact. The score, winner of Broadway's Tony Award, includes such songs as Children Will Listen, Giants in the Sky, and No One Is Alone.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Musical & Performing Arts , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Television
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Studio:
Brandman Productions

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Cast

Bernadette Peters
as The Witch
Chip Zien
as Baker
Joanna Gleason
as Baker's Wife
Tom Aldredge
as Narrator/Mysterious Man
Kim Crosby
as Cinderella
Danielle Ferland
as Little Red Riding Hood, Red Riding Hood
Ben Wright
as Jack
Barbara Bryne
as Jack's Mother
Kay McClelland
as Stepsister
Merle Louise
as Grandmother/Cinderella's Mother
Chuck Wagner
as Rapunzel's Prince
Pamela Winslow
as Rapunzel
Barbara Byrne
as Jack's Mother
Robert Westenberg
as Wolf/Cinderella's Prince
Philip Hoffman
as Steward
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Audience Reviews for Into the Woods

Bernadette Peters was amazing as the Wicked Witch. This was a great production with some fantastic musical numbers.

Heather Metzger
Heather Metzger

This is an adult version of fairy tales with music and comedy. I really liked it, but I saw it a long time ago, and would like to see it again.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Maybe not the best music(some of it is very good) but the story is quite interesting.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

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