Ballet & Dance

Broadoway Musical

Into the Woods

Music and Lyrics by: Stephen Sondheim
Book by: James Lapine
Directed and Chreographed by: Miyamoto Amon
Translated by: Hashimoto Kunihiko


Suwa Marie, Kosakai Kazuki, Takahata Atsuko, Sylvia Grab, Fujimoto Takahiro,
Hirota Yuji etc.

May-June 2006

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In response to its huge popularity, the Broadway musical in which magnificent forests emerged in the Playhouse will soon be staged again.Cinderella, the Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and other characters in Grimm’s Fairy Tales sing and dance, creating a world of fairy tales.They encounter various difficulties, and each of them finds a new way of living, leading to the moving finale.Almost all of the cast of singers who were capable of fully expressing Sondheim’s striking music with their voice will be brought together for this repeat production.Directed by Miyamoto Amon, who is active not only in the production of musicals but also in other fields, performances of this musical in 2006 will move both adults and children.

Stage photo(performed in 2004)
© Yakou Masahiko
The characters include Cinderella, her step-mother and step-sisters, Jack (from Jack and the Beanstalk) and his mother, Little Red Riding Hood going out to visit her grandmother, and a baker and his wife. A witch, living next door to the bakery, has confined a lovely girl named Rapunzel to a tower in the woods. The baker and his wife are worried that they are unable to have children, but this situation is actually the result of the witch’s curse. The baker and his wife are told that in order to break the curse, Jack’s white cow, Little Red Riding Hood’s red hood, Rapunzel’s long golden hair and Cinderella’s shoes are needed. They gather their resolve and venture into the dark woods. The fact is that if they can get all of these four things together, another curse will also be lifted…