"New Muses Theatre Company's Into the Woods... is quite different in some important ways, primarily in that it is scaled down with a much smaller set in a smaller space with fewer actors, and those actors are physically much closer to the audience. I like the closeness and the scaled-down set with cheap but highly inventive props… Both princes are charming, sleazy, arrogant narcissists, as portrayed with great comic effect by Olson and Mesford, whose duet on the song "Agony" is the comic highlight of the show... The music throughout is wonderful. Highlights include the wolf's flirtatious "Hello Little Girl" as sung by Mesford to Cattin, "A Very Nice Prince" as sung by Dewey and Smith, and Dewey's "Moments in the Woods." The choreographed movement of the entire cast popping in and out like so many Jack-in-the-Boxes ads a magical quality... Clawson, Cattin, Dewey and Chris Serface as the narrator and "Mysterious Man" turn in marvelous acting jobs… Olson, founder of New Muses, not only sings and acts wonderfully in multiple roles, but he also does a great job of directing this show, rising to the challenge of scaling down a big stage production to fit in a small house." - Alec Clayton (The Weekly Volcano)
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