When we heard that they were adapting it for the big screen:
Learning that we'd have to wait until Christmas for this film:
Hoping that this movie will be good:
We're really hoping!
When people asked us if we thought the film idea would be any good:
Explaining the Into the Woods changes to non-theatre folk:
When Meryl spilled the beans:
After we saw the first trailer!
However, there was no singing…
When we thought that the character names had been Disney-fied for the movie:
When Disney issued a statement saying the character names on the website were incorrect and that they'd never stray from the original:
When we found out that "On the Steps of the Palace" lyrics had been changed:
Getting ready for the red carpet premiere!
When you see a special screening of the film before all of your friends:
Purchasing your Christmas Day ticket!
Waking up on Christmas morning:
Leaving the movie theatre as soon as the credits roll — to try and beat the crowds to the parking lot:
(Playbill.com staff writer Michael Gioia's work appears in the news, feature and video sections of Playbill.com as well as in the pages of Playbill magazine. Follow him on Twitter at @PlaybillMichael.)