Getting Through the Journey – Thoughts on the Into the Woods film – December 31, 2014

solid review although I may have had some differing opions.

Close Encounters of the Theatrical Kind

“Once upon a time in a far-off kingdom, there lay a small village at the edge of the woods…”

Into The Woods film

So begins the film adaptation of Into The Woods, written by Stephen Sondheim [music and lyrics] and James Lapine [book], directed by Rob Marshall with a star-studded cast. Into the Woods is among my favorite Sondheim musicals, having seen the 2002 revival production and the 2012 production in Central Park.

[Minor disclaimer: Per usual, a good percentage of this blog will be quasi-rambling musings of my personal opinion of the film adaptation and inevitable comparisons of the stage production.]

When it was first announced that there would be a film adaptation of the show, I was anxious about the transition from stage to screen, as 98% of the more recent film adaptations of musicals were tolerable at best or horribly cast at worst. It’s no big surprise that I prefer…

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Into the Woods- Movie Script Released!

As any theatre kid would, I have been looking at any and any new information of the highly anticipated “INTO THE WOODS” film! Recently, Disney realesed a teaser screenplay for INTO THE WOODS. I’ll try not to give too much away but there are a few noticible, yet understandable differences. I’ll do my best and give away just one spoiler that the Narrater is not a character in this movie, but it is the Baker doing the narration, which I found to be an interesting choice. It makes sense with at the Finale, we all know the Baker retells his story to his son with a heart breaking moment. “Sometime’s people leave you halfway through the wood. Do not let it greif you, No one leaves for good. You are not alone. No one is alone. Hold him to the light no. Let him see the glow. Things will be alright now. Tell him what you know..” I’m so excited for this movie! Are you?



S. Sondheim: Stephen Sondheim: Happiness

I really do LOVE Sondheim 🙂

Classics in Music

“Happiness” from Passion

Performed by Helen Sjöholm, Peter Jöback, Anders Berglund and Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Berwaldhallen, Stockholm, Sweden. Stephen Sondheim 80 år

See and download S. Sondheim: Stephen Sondheim: Happiness sheet music

Franklin Shepard Inc and Happiness (2)

From the Kennedy Center Sondheim celebration, Raul Esparza singing Franklin Shepard Inc. and Micheal Cerveris singing Happiness (2)

Need Songs for audition? Hi people, I’m going to be auditioning for Into The Woods soon, and I had my money on singing “Mother Knows Best” from Tangled because I really wanted the role of the witch, then I realized that the directors don’t want any Disney!! Anyways, I need one slow tempo song and one fast one for the audition and I have no idea what to sing. I really want either the role of the witch or little red riding hood. Please any suggestions will be helpful. Thank you!It doesn’t have to…

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