Critical Analysis Of Into The Woods

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Critical Analysis: Into the Woods
For my first critique paper, I would like to talk about my participation in the play Into the Woods. This play was performed in Meridian Community College’s McCain Theater. The author of Into the Woods is James Lapine; the composer of the music and lyrics is Stephen Sondheim. Lapine is known for bringing the story and characters to life while Sondheim is known for creating the music for this play. Sondheim brings great emotion and humor to this play with his wonderful music. Our director for this awesome play was Steven Nabors, and the technical director was Andy Rainey. At the McCain theater, Into the Woods happened on October 1th - 4th. Every night we performed, I was nervous…. I know I am a very out their
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With hard work and endless time practicing, every actor brought his or her best skills to the table. They truly got into their characters and really enjoyed playing their parts. Working with some many wonderful singers and actors encouraged me better my skills to make this play the best it could be. My favorite actor was J.D. Harris who played Milky White in the Into the Woods. J.D. really brought Milky White’s character out. Though he had problems seeing out the mask and his costume was extremely hot, he made Milky White a loveable and hilarious character. My favorite thing Milky White did was dancing during “It Takes Two;” the audience loved it. The characters certainly made the play …show more content…
It was one of the biggest sets I have ever seen or ever been a part of making. I believe the set pieces of this play were very realistic. The tree truly had the characteristic of a weeping willow, Rapunzel’s tower brought to life the idea of the fairy tales. The set piece of each house really made the audience believe these houses were really places. The hill was a great way to bring the idea of hills and valleys in the wood. Also, the legs and backdrop brought depth and the idea of the woods to life. I loved the princes using the hill to show how much agony they had in their hearts. Each piece of the set had a purpose. From Jack’s magic harp to the Giant’s gold egg, each piece brought the story of Into the Woods to life. I loved the use of plastic bread that truly looked real in the Baker’s house, it made the audience believe that they were in a real bakery. The realism of the set was truly an asset to the

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