In this Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim, several fairy tale characters learn the hard way that the 'Happily Ever After' they sought isn't necessarily so happy after all.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Narrator / Mysterious Man
Robert Westenberg ...
Kim Crosby ...
Danielle Ferland ...
Ben Wright ...
Barbara Bryne ...
Merle Louise ...
Pamela Winslow ...
Lauren Mitchell ...
Kay McClelland ...


A childless baker and his wife cannot have a child until they follow the bidding of the witch next door to get a cow as white as milk, the cape as red as blood, the hair as yellow as corn, and the slipper as pure as gold. Good thing, then that they've got neighbors named Jack, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Cinderella to help them before (and after) Happily Ever After. Written by Kathy Li

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baker | cow | giant | cinderella | witch | See All (29) »


Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi



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15 March 1991 (USA)  »

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In a case where life imitates art, Robert Westenberg who played Cinderella's Prince and Kim Crosby who played Cinderella met making this play, eventually married and still are together (2009). See more »


The Baker: [trying to guess what destroyed the witch's garden] Do you think it was a bear?
Witch: A bear? No, bears are sweet! Besides, you ever see a bear with forty-foot feet?
The Bakers Wife: A dragon?
Witch: No scorch marks. Usually they're linked.
The Baker: Manticore?
Witch: Imaginary!
The Bakers Wife: Gryphon?
Witch: Extinct.
The Baker: Giant?
Witch: [pauses] Possible. Very, very possible.
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Hello, Little Girl
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Sung by Robert Westenberg and Danielle Ferland
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Brilliance, sheer brilliance
5 July 2001 | by (Lexington KY) – See all my reviews

I loved every minute of it. Bernadette Peters was spectacular, of course everyone has given her a large amount of praise for her performance, but she deserves it, she was the one that stood out above the rest! The best part about Into The Woods is that you can watch it again and again, and it still doesn't get old, and you're still catching minor detales that you missed from the first viewing. This is a definate must for fans of the theatre, and for everybody else.

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