Two-minute review: ‘Into the Woods’

Remember classic fairy tale characters like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Little Red Riding Hood? “Into the Woods” is a musical that follows their stories but adds a few twists and turns. 

About the show

“Into the Woods” is a 1987 musical by the late Stephen Sondheim. The plot intertwines the stories of several classic Grimm Brothers fairytales like Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and more. The musical has several Tonys and a Grammy under its belt. 

A film adaptation of the same name was made in 2014. 

Though the theme is based on fairy tales, this play isn’t just “once upon a time” and “happily ever afters.” The play also offers some somber moments and lots of humor. I laughed throughout the entire show.  

The musical is playing at Belk Theater in Charlotte through this weekend.

Choosing a Favorite

No fairytale is complete without a good villain or — in musicals – a good villain song. 

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