February 5 through 28, 2016
Lakeland Civic Theatre offers a tepid ‘Into the Woods.’
To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's CJN article here.
INTO THE WOODS, which is yet another of Stephen Sondheim’s creative and challenging shows, gets a very credible performance at Lakeland Civic Theatre. A lighter and more playful first act would have helped make the deep and thought-provoking second act more meaningful. As is, the production should please those who like Sondheim’s works and appreciate the difficulty of staging one of his creations.
Director Friedman has mounted this play before at Lakeland, in 2003, but this time it feels a bit static, and at times almost feels like a concert version of the show.
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's blog Rave and Pan