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'Into the Woods' reunion shows Sondheim can still cast a spell
'Into the Woods' reunion shows Sondheim can still cast a spell

"Once upon a time," the open sesame of childhood fantasy, worked its magic on adults Sunday at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, where an "Into the Woods" reunion was held with the show's creators, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, and several of the original cast members, including Bernadette Peters and Joanna Gleason. Devotees of this show — and who knew "Into the Woods" had such vociferous groupies? — didn't need much more than a recording of these four little words spoken by the narrator at the top of the musical to set their nostalgia aflame. An afternoon session was added to contend with ticket demand for the Sunday evening...

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