Into The Woods: A Fairytale Comes Alive

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The magical world of the Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical “Into the Woods” was brought to life here in the Penn State’s Pavilion Theatre since Friday, 21st February 2013. The musical include classic childhood stories including Cinderella, The Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and The Beanstalk and also Rapunzel. It was a full house attendance at the Pavilion Theatre with great responses from the audiences after a satisfying 3 hour performance. From the show that night, it was considerable to say that the musical “Into the Woods” was a great success.
“Into the Woods” was enjoyable because it has an exciting and real-life storyline that enabled the audiences to relate the musical with their own lives. From the first act, the audiences were taken into the classic story of each classic character; Cinderella with her dream of marrying a prince, Jack and his beanstalk, Red with her plan of going to her grandmother’s house and last but not least, Rapunzel with her trapped in a castle by her mother, the Witch. The magical thing about this musical was each story was stringed together beautifully using the story of the Baker’s family as the main event and it magically formed a nice storyline. The audiences are sure to enjoy how the story intertwined each other especially when all of the characters had to go into the woods at the same time. And as we all know, a lot of things are bound to happen when you are in the woods. The plot also brought something new to the original plot. For example, who would have thought that the Cinderella’s prince and Rapunzel’s prince were brothers?
And for the second act, the audiences were taken to see the extended version of the happily-ever-after of each character. Same as in the first act, the characters also had the same dilemma; they had to go into the woods. Since the theme was a bit dark, the audiences were sure to feel the anxiety that each character had to face. For example, there were a lot of deaths in this second act and the...

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