Okay, so obviously this title needs explaining. Danelle and I saw another musical. Read on for more…
I see a lot of musicals with Danelle. They’re a wonderful escape from real life that allow you to just sit back and focus on someone else’s story without distractions. This week’s musical was Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods at the Ahmanson in Downtown LA! I had only ever seen the Disney movie version, so I was very excited to see it come to life in front of my eyes.
Prior to the show starting, we grabbed a glass of wine each at the outdoor wine bar! Because we’re classy folks. We then walked over to the theater for some pics, because as classy folks, we dressed really classy.
Out seats were originally on the outer aisle, but as we sat down, an usher informed us that we could move inward, as they had seats available. So we had some pretty amazing seats for the low price of just $27.50! You guys, the Ahmanson is great.
As I mentioned previously, I had never seen this show performed before, so I’m not quite sure what a full version of it should look like. That being said, the show was INCREDIBLE. First of all, there were a total of just 10 actors playing every part…and all the instruments! When they weren’t reciting lines, the actors were on the stage playing everything from trumpets to the drums. Secondly, the costumes and sets were all very minimalist, which helped the audience feel more immersed in the show. And last, the show itself was hilarious! To explain this post’s title, the cow, “Milky White,” was played by a man with a beard who would yell “MOO” really loudly and it was fantastic. His death scene was approximately a minute long before he finally fell to the ground. It was absolutely amazing and dramatic cow deaths speak to me.
I’m so glad that Danelle and I were able to see this show! Into the Woods has definitely been added to my list of favorite shows. Next up? Danelle and I are seeing The Bodyguard!
-Girl in Los Angeles 🙂