Last night, Brian and I were able to attend a musical at the Hale Center Theatre called
Into the Woods!
My co-worker Cherilyn plays the Wicked Step Mother in the play and so my work gave Brian and I 2 tickets to go and see her perform! I must say she did an excellent job. Cherilyn is one of the original BYU Young Ambassadors and she has quite the talent. She tried out to be the Witch, but was casted as the Stepmother instead. I think she would have been a great witch.
Some of you may not know this, but my husband is not a HUGE musical fan. Every time I take him to a play, he gets extremely tired and looks like he is going to fall asleep. This time was no exception, but I always drag his little tush with me so I can MAKE him be appreciative of the arts.
Into the Woods is a twisted story of all of the Brother's Grimm characters combining together. It had Little Red Riding Hood, the wolf and grandma, Cinderella and he Wicked Stepmother and Stepsisiters, a Baker and his Wife, Rupenzel and a witch, Jack and the bean stalk, 2 prince charmings and a partridge in a pear tree.
The baker and his wife are not able to have chidren because of a curse the witch had put on them and so they go on a quest for 4 items to give to the witch so she will break the curse. During their journey's they anger a giant and the giant takes havoc on the kingdom. The story is so complex, that is as simple as I can make it.
My favorite scene is when the 2 Prince Charming Brothers run into each other in the woods. They start describing the maidens they are in love with and are perplexed because they cannot get them. One prince charming is in love with Rupenzel and is distressed that there are no doors or stairs to get to her and the other prince charming is chasing after Cinderella to find her after the ball/festival. Here is the song they sing in their conversation about being fascinated with these women.
I was laughing so hard, I almost peed my pants. (The Blatta was full at the beginning of the play, so I was literally squeezing quarters!)
I loved Into the Woods and if you have a chance to ever see it! I highly recomend it!