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Into the Woods (1991)

Into the Woods (1991)

Into the Woods





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Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical is preserved in this made-for-television film of the stage hit. Spun around several children's fairy tales, writer and director James Lapine takes Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Jack (from the beanstalk), the Wicked Witch and the Childless Baker and his wife, and intertwines their stories in the forest as they try to achieve their respective goals. In the first act, the characters are looking for things that they hope will make them happy, and in the second act, they see the consequences of setting these goals. Sondheim's music and lyrics won the Tony for "Best Musical Score."more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Television, Musical & Performing Arts, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: James Lapine
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On DVD: Aug 24, 1999
Brandman Productions


Chip Zien
as Baker
Joanna Gleason
as Baker's Wife
Tom Aldredge
as Narrator/Mysterious ...
Kim Crosby
as Cinderella
Danielle Ferland
as Little Red Riding Ho...
Barbara Bryne
as Jack's Mother
Kay McClelland
as Stepsister
Merle Louise
as Grandmother/Cinderel...
Chuck Wagner
as Rapunzel's Prince
Barbara Byrne
as Jack's Mother
Robert Westenberg
as Wolf/Cinderella's Pr...
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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

Super Reviewer

"Stay a child while you can be a child"
A Baker and his Wife have been cursed with a childless marriage by the spiteful Witch next door, who promises only to lift the curse if they journey into the woods to collect four items for her: Jack's white cow, Little Red Riding Hood's cape, Rapunzel's yellow hair and Cinderella's golden slipper... This is an excellent filmed performance of Stephen Sondheim's brilliant musical fairy tale. Because events take a very dark turn in the Second Act, I wouldn't recommend this for small children, unless you're one of those parents who enjoys fielding questions about death, mutilation, adultery and human sacrifice; it's better suited to adults who refuse to grow up. Some of the songs are gorgeous, especially Stay with Me, sung by Bernadette Peters' Witch to her adopted daughter Rapunzel, and No One Is Alone, sung by Cinderella and the Baker to a recently bereaved Little Red Riding Hood and Jack. The most amusing number, and the one that most readily gets stuck in my head, is Agony, in which two Princes Charming argue over whose insurmountable quest for love is the most difficult to bear. I loved every minute of this!

Stephen M

Super Reviewer

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

Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

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