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Cottage Theatre’s Into the Woods: A darkly delightful production

Review: Yes, it's happily ever after, at least until reality bites.

That's also when the Cottage Theatre's production of Into the Woods shifts from a whimsical journey through the heroes of Grimm's fairy tales to a dark and twisted story of hopes, dreams and, most importantly, wishes. 

Cue the musical's opening number with its hopeful, yearning refrain, "I wish…." Cue Cinderella (Jaclyn Beck). Cue the naïve lad Jack, his mother and their underproducing dairy cow, Milky-White (Audriahna Jones, Nancy West and Aislinn Mirsch). Cue the . . .