Musical Analysis: Into The Woods

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Into the Woods is a broadway musical that was first performed on December 4, 1986 with music and lyrics written by Stephen Sondheim. I 've performed in dozens of musicals, but this one is by far my favorite. The story line intertwines fairytales, and shows how they helped and fought each other in gruesome conditions. The main family in this show is the baker and his wife who must locate items from different fairytales in order to lift a curse placed on them by a witch. The curse has prevented the family from bearing any children, but they prevail in their quest and the baker 's wife has her baby in the second act. "Children Will Listen" is a song sung by the witch to the baker after her daughter, Rapunzel, was killed by a giant. Not only is
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