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I'd love to see this - but alas I am in NYC. Is anyone here planning on seeing it - or have seen it and can give feedback to Moises' interpretation. I really want to hear more about it firsthand.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9RLhZKHpi0


and the Rep's website kcrep.org has links to reviews.


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this looks amazing! (well except the narrator) but moises Kaufmann is a genius. I'd love to have seen this.

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Brock07 wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHVvtMBctJc&feature=channel


Mmm.. I love how little Red is like.... "Oh, I'm going on a walk now... If you want to follow me...."

Vocally stunning.
But kind of.... boring.


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I am going to see this next week! I can't wait! Our high school is doing this production so we are taking a trip to see it.

If you are able to go see it, I know for a fact that at least Jack will be incredible because KC Comeaux is genious. His voice is heaven. Anyone see "bare" at the Unicorn last season? I went twice. It was lovely! :]


Hope you all enjoy it! I'm sure I will!

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I will be seeing this next Thursday...I'm so excited!

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Well you two are incredibly lucky. I would kill to see this. I do expect full reports back from both of you!


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Come and read all about the KC Rep production of INTO THE WOODS at Musical Cyberspace - the better resource for musicals.

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LOL I thought he looked like Wolverine too!

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Post Re: A case of artistic kleptomania, perhaps?
RainbowJude wrote:
I don't get the hype about this production. I don't think it looks at all as unconventional as the marketing makes it seem and, in fact, it looks pretty much like business as usual for Into the Woods, although there are some pretty costumes and an attractive stage design. But... so what? Pretty costumes and attractive stage designs are a pound a penny; interesting, original and consistently engaging concept in most commercial musical theatre productions these days are not.

I think it looks derivative, particularly of the RSC production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, which also involved a little boy in pajamas observing the action of the play with a "Puck-ish" narrator. And the wolf looks like Wolverine. How trendy; I wonder where that idea originated? And what's happened to this wonderful new concept that opens the show by the end of it all? There seems to be no evidence of it in the video clip.

I'm afraid it all looks oh so drama school to me. Thanks, Mr Kaufman for all the effort, but... meh...

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I think that you're blowing this into a bigger deal than it need be. Granted, the Rep might be blowing this into a bigger deal also, but that's beside the point. The little boy appears at the beginning and the end of each act, and I think a couple of times during the acts (I remember he and the narrator steal the cow). He never says anything until the very end, when he says "I wish". It was neither ground breaking nor distracting, simply a way to set the mood. It was fine.

Likewise the wolf was supposed to look like Wolverine. So what? The audience chuckled for a second and then the scene went on. It was neither ground breaking nor distracting, simply a little joke. It was fine.

Overall, Little Red and the Witch (who reminded me of Billy Crystal's old crone of a wife from Princess Bride) were the two standouts in the show. Cinderella had a beautiful voice, but was kind of lethargic acting. Jack was the opposite, good and energetic acting, but rather lackluster vocally. The two princes played well off of each other, but not great individually. The rest of the cast was decent, but not outstanding.

All IMHO, of course.


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