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2008-09-26 21:00:21

By Cyndi Caldwell It bubbles, it sneaks, it glides, it runs, it flies and cries "Excellent!" Broadway by the Bay's newest production, "Into the Woods" by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, is nothing short of a smashing success. Director Brooke Knight has squeezed a handsome sum of talent and out of this one, starting with Narrator/Mysterious Man Marc Jacobs, who is is alternately droll and dusty (in a rather refined sort of manner), and could not have divined a finer performance if both...

2008-07-15 12:00:39

By Dana Oland, The Idaho Statesman, Boise Jul. 15--Happily-ever-after never comes easily. In fact in Stephen Sondheim's and James Lapine's "Into the Woods," a musical trip through a deconstructed fairy-tale land, it is never really an option. The path promises adventure, true love and dreams fulfilled, despite the typical fairy-tale pitfalls, such as randy wolves, witch's spells and vengeful giantesses. But what the journey really reveals is our deepest, darkest fears: parental abuse,...

2008-06-26 06:02:44

By Kathleen Allen, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jun. 26--A weakness for great music, great theater and great courage is all that's needed to fall in love with Arizona Onstage Productions' staging of "Sunday in the Park With George." This Stephen Sondheim/ James Lapine musical, given a thoughtful and stirring interpretation by director Kevin Johnson and his cast, is smart, with complex music and a can't-argue-with-that premise. That premise: An artist must create, no matter the...


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