Impressive! Into the Woods at Paramount Theatre (Through March 19, 2023)

Into the Woods first opened on Broadway in 1987. It won Best Score and Best Book at the Tony’s. A film version was released in 2014 starring Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt, James Corden, and Johnny Depp. And now, in February of 2023, it opens at the Paramount Theatre. It will also appear at The Nederlander Theatre from April 25th to May 7th, 2023

Everyone knows the stories of Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel. But what happens after the original stories end? Into the Woods explores just this and discovers that ever after isn’t always happy.

This production is quite massive. The set is incredibly impressive rising 3 stories tall complete with a forest and two towers. Everyone is great in the 24 person cast. There is also an excellent full band playing the music written by Stephen Sondheim.

(From left) Adam Fane as Milky White, Will Koski as Jack, Stephen Schellhardt as the Baker and Sarah Bockel as the Baker’s Wife. Photos by: Liz Lauren

There are some really great one liners in this play such as “I was raised to be charming, not sincere” and “My father’s house was a nightmare; your house was a dream. Now I want something in between.” Pay close attention to catch them all.

Sarah Bockel (center, left) plays the Baker’s Wife and Stephen Schellhardt is the Baker. Photos by: Liz Lauren

Cost of a ticket: $83 (Front Orchestra) to ($44) Balcony 

PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Worth It

Rating Scale: Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother

Get tickets now for Into the Woods through March 19!

Quinn Delaney


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