‘Into the Woods’

sq_into_the_woodsWith a fabulous cast (Meryl Streep in particular), the first two-thirds whizz by in an entertaining frenzy of composite fairy tales. But once the initial quest is achieved (the end of the first act in the original stage production) and a secondary narrative evolves, the effervescence becomes somewhat flat.

But have to love the music – Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd: the Barber of Fleet Street, Follies, A Little Night Music) is a genius!

Rating: 66%

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