…And Home Before Dark

Last Christmas I was given the soundtrack to the Broadway musical “Into the Woods” by my dear brother-in-law. It had been sitting on my Amazon wishlist for years, I think, and he finally took pity on me and bought it.If you’re not familiar with “Into the Woods,” it’s kind of a mish-mosh of familiar fairy tales, like Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and Cinderella.  The characters all get mixed up in each other’s stories and affect the outcomes in surprising ways.

Along the way there are wonderful themes about being careful about what you wish for, people not being who they seem, forgiving mistakes in yourself and others, and being reassured you’re not alone.

The kids have taken to it quickly; it’s very witty and the boys find the princes (Cinderella’s and Rapunzel’s) hilarious:

And the wicked witch is played by the fabulous Bernadette Peters:

Maddie’s favorite is Little Red Riding Hood.

Do you know “Into the Woods”? Or do you have a favorite Broadway musical to share with your kids?