The Oberlin Review

Into the Woods A Fun, Fairytale Romp

Julian Ring, Staff Writer

December 14, 2012

Since its 1987 debut, Into the Woods has remained the best way to condense all the Brothers Grimm fairytales into one production. Whether for convenience’s sake or because of its widespread acclaim, the most famous of Stephen Sondheim’s later works has graced major stages from Broadway to West End and back again. College sophomore Monica Hunter-Hart and Oberlin Musical Theater Association took the show on a slight detour from its usual run last weekend in Wilder Main, adapting the adventures of the show’s nearly 20 characters for a cottage-sized theater. Quality notwithstanding, the fact that this behemoth bramble-romp went off without any histrionic collisions is a feat unto itself. Yet, while the music an...

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