Sondheim is synonymous with darkly themed, intricately scored, chamber pieces
that hold a mirror up for the audience to self-reflect. On the surface, the fairy
tale wrappings of Into the Woods seem to defy that with brightly colored
costumes, unusually bouncy tunes, and a familiar cast of characters voicing a
plethora of wishes and dreams. But do not be fooled, because Sondheim, with
book writer James Lapine, has drawn his on-the-surface quaint fable not from Walt
Disney’s stable of technicolor,
Who knows what other people hear when they hear Mrs. Miller sing, but what she hears when she sings it the beauty of the music because music makes her happy; music makes her joyful. Find what makes you happy and do your thing. That’s exactly what Signature Theatre is doing with this world premiere production of Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine. Starring the incomparably talented Debra Monk as Mrs.