Into the Woods

Brandman Productions

Drama Music
153 min     8     1991     USA


A collection of fairy tale characters head into the woods, and soon learn that fairy tales don't end at "happily ever after." This rendition of Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical was recorded on the stage with its original all-star Broadway cast. Originally broadcast as part of "American Playhouse" on PBS (season ten, episode one).


Star wrote:
Of all the musicals out there, this one is easily one of my favorites. Anyone who loves fairy tails should not pass up this movie. It's a witty merging of some of the most known tales of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Little Red Riding Hood. Be aware they are based off of the real Grimm fairy tales, and the second half is AFTER the Happily Ever After. It is a comedy satire but with a lot of charm and heart and some thoughts to reflect on. The music, dialogue, and characters are among my favorite. This is a filmed broadway production of the original cast and it's hard for me to imagine anyone else in their roles.