This weekend I’m playing in the pit orchestra for a community theater production of Sondheim’s Tony winner “Into The Woods”. The musical is a funny blend of fairy tales into a story of love, lust, and death by angry giant. I enjoy the music and storytelling in this show. My only criticism is the blatant use of a deus ex machina near the end.
Some of my favorite quotes:
Cinderella: Opportunity is not a lengthy visitor.
Cinderella’s prince: I was raised to be charming, not sincere.
Rapunzel’s prince: Dwarves are very upsetting.
Jack’s Mother: Children can be very queer about their animals.
Witch: I'm not good, I'm not nice, I'm just right.
I'm the Witch.
You're the world.