Columbia Entertainment "Into the Woods" review by Dan Stahl
“I’m not good/I’m not nice/I’m just right,” sings the resident witch in Stephen Sondheim’s musical fairytale, “Into the Woods.” The same goes for theater critics, except sometimes they’re not even right. They might resemble more closely the show’s she-giant, who stomps through the kingdom in search of the boy who robbed her home and murdered her husband, zealous for justice but inadvertently deadly. Still, even those most critical of critics must acknowledge a slight disparity in such a comparison. One monster crushes bones and kills innocents; the other crushes hopes and kills theater.