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Posted October 1, 2010
Go "Into the Woods"--just not with this cast!
"Into the Woods" is one of my favorite musicals and I would recommend it to anyone. However, you'll fall in love with the magic and themes of this tale much more through the original cast recording. Though some of the characters voices are better trained and more lyrical in the revival, what is sacrificed are distinctive characters. (For example, the Baker in the original has a simple singing style which compliments his peasant status.) No one can hold a candle to Bernadette Peters (original Witch)--her emotion and character just pour out of the original recording. Some of the voices in the revival are actually harsh to listen to (Witch, Jack and his mother). In short: Add this musical to your collection--just add the original cast recording!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.