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Into the Woods, by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
"It's a very nice show!"
Saturday, September 18, 2010
4.0
Year ago I had the delight of discovering the Rosewater Theater in Roswell through a gripping production of Sweeney Todd. If Sweeney was an interestingly illuminated in way I had not seen by Rosewater’s “in the round” staging, I thought what would it do for Into The Woods. Sound-scaping with forest noise added to the atmosphere and set the stage the journey to come. Entering the space walking across the floor that had been covered over with burlap and pine straw my mind began journey into realm that was at once fantastic and pragmatic in it’s presentation of the “careful what you wish for” aspects of everyday life.

As the Journey began there seemed to be distracting pauses in the prologue, some of which may have been due to scene changes. Many of theses pauses could be eliminated if the pace of the lighting cues were picked up. In either case the production would benefit tremendously if some the “dead air created” by these pauses were eliminated. As the show got into it’s stride there were so many magic moments, but the performers would ultimately have to work harder to recover the magic when met with these pauses. The good news is that as the show progressed there was more magic and less dead space, especially in the second act.

A really wonderful cast was headed Jim Dailey and Sara Holton as the Baker and his Wife, and their chemistry was great part of what the show so charming. Dailey seemed oddly cast to me at first, but as the show went on it became clearly that not only was a gifted comic actor, he also had heart. Ms. Holton was hands down my favorite performer, her performance of “Moments in the Woods” was truly amazing in how it captured why people make the decisions they do in life. The rest of the cast was also very good, but I especially enjoyed Gretchen Gordon as Cinderella, Tina Shaw as Little Red Riding Hood, and Chris Ikner as Jack.

If you have the chance to go see these wonderful performers I urge you to do so. Community theater is what keeps this art alive to a great extent and makes life our living. Thank Rosewater for a great production

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