|Review by Caitlyn Thompson|
Produced by Rob Marshall, John DeLuca,
Marc Platt, Callum McDougall
Screenplay by James Lapine
Based on Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim, James Lapine
Directed by Rob Marshall
Starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden,
Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman,
Christine Baranski, Johnny Depp
This production was perfect to me.
Some musical productions don't translate well to film but Into the Woods is actually memorizing on the big screen.
Centering around a childless baker and his wife, Into the Woods intertwines several familiar fairy tales stories (Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel) as the main characters scramble to find ingredients for a potion that will lift a witch's curse of infertility. Charming and hilarious we follow each character through mishaps and songs as shenanigans ensue.
Hilarious and witty, the entire cast is lovely and on point.