Through January 29, 2017
Put Sweeney Todd in lederhosen and brightly colored socks and he is still the demon barber of Fleet Street.
To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's blog here.
The Fiasco Theater staging of INTO THE WOODS, part of the Key Bank Broadway series, is not a flashy production filled with special effects. It is a visionary piece of directing excellence by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, who looked beyond the surface and came up with a concept which gave new life to an oft-produced play. Will everyone like it? No. Those who live for escape, want conflict-free stories, who are tired of seeing yet another production of this script, and those who don’t appreciate Sondheim’s musical genius, may well be turned off. The rest of us will revel in a magical evening of theatrical creativity.
Fiasco Theater’s Into the Woods is a breath of fresh air, full of offbeat imagination and crystal-clear storytelling that makes for a stimulating evening with Stephen Sondheim’s most famous musical.
To see a full review of this show, read Kerry Clawson's review here.
Whether you are a Stephen Sondheim fan or not, you owe it to yourself to see this adult targeted performance simply due to the uniqueness in which it is portrayed. The simplicity in the stage set, costuming and musical numbers allows more room for the story to stand on its own.To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's blog.
Into the Woods is all about dreams and the reality of how those dreams often turn out, based on the decisions we make. In that regard, this production is a fine and inventive interpretation of this work. But at almost three hours with one intermission, and placed on a single unchanging set, it takes the resolve of a fairy tale hero to stay focused on these colliding yarns.
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's review at Cleveland Scene
Once upon a time, a team of actors and stage technicians went into the woods – or maybe just on tour and found themselves in the Connor Palace Theater, Cleveland, Ohio. Yes, they tour with “Into the Woods.” But, something went wrong. Or even worse, several things went wrong. Those Cleveland audiences known for giving everyone a standing ovation, did not stand for the cast of “Into the Woods” at the curtain-call time. The audience rushed out of the theater.
To see a full review of this show, read David's posts at Talkin' Broadway
Be careful what you wish for, because it might just come true. It's a lesson we'd do well to heed, now and ever after.
Still, it's worth straying from that moral here, because one couldn't wish for a finer iteration of an American masterwork than Fiasco Theater's "Into the Woods."
Don't be afraid of the dark.
To see a full review of this show, read Andrea Simakis' blog or visit Cleveland.com here.