A. R. Gurney's Comedy Sylvia at Altarena Playhouse
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A fresh spin on several Brothers Grimm fairy tales, Into the Woods interweaves and re-imagines the stories of a number of beloved characters to examine whether "happily ever after" is really even possible. Unable to bear children, a baker and his wife are lured into completing a number of tasks by a witch who promises to grant them their wish. During their journey, they encounter Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, the original Broadway run won critical praise and numerous awards. The cast recording, which includes "Children Will Listen," "Giants in the Sky" and "No One Is Alone," took home a Grammy. It's set to get the Hollywood movie treatment this year in a film starring Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep. Learn More
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The play was adorable, fun, and touching. All of the acting was superb! A small cast, but they really keep things engaging. I would recommend it for adults only since the "dog" can be pretty foul-mouthed. Especially when it comes to cats!
Written by A. R. Gurney
Directed by Gene Kahane
Sylvia premiered in 1995 at New York City's Manhattan Theatre Club, starring Blythe Danner, Charles Kimbrough, and Sarah Jessica Parker. It received several Drama Desk Award nominations, including Outstanding Play and Outstanding Actress (Sarah Jessica Parker).