"Into the Woods" Stars and Creators Reveal How They Mixed Live On-Set Vocals with Soundtrack Recordings (Video)

News   "Into the Woods" Stars and Creators Reveal How They Mixed Live On-Set Vocals with Soundtrack Recordings (Video)
 
"Into the Woods" stars Meryl Streep and Christine Baranski, along with creative team members Rob Marshall and Marc Platt, reveal how they mixed live vocal performances on-set with pre-taped soundtrack singing to bring to life the emotional magic of Stephen Sondheim's score on screen.
Meryl Streep and MacKenzie Mauzy
Meryl Streep and MacKenzie Mauzy Photo by Disney

Directed by Rob Marshall, the film adaptation features Streep as the Witch with Tony Award winner James Corden as the Baker, Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt as the Baker's Wife and Tony Award nominee Anna Kendrick as Cinderella.

Streep, Blunt, Kendrick and Corden recently spoke with Playbill magazine about their own wishes, collaborating with Stephen Sondheim and finding their own "happy ever after."

Also in the cast are Simon Russell Beale as the Baker's Father, Chris Pine as Cinderella's Prince, Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel's Prince, Christine Baranski as Stepmother, Annette Crosbie as Granny, Joanna Riding as Cinderella's Mother, Richard Glover as The Steward, Frances De La Tour as The Giant, Lucy Punch as Lucinda, Tammy Blanchard as Florinda, MacKenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, Daniel Huttlestone as Jack, Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood, Johnny Depp as The Wolf and Tracey Ullman as Jack's Mother.

"Into the Woods," according to press notes, "is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them."

The big-screen adaptation welcomes songs from the stage musical, including "Children Will Listen," "Giants in the Sky," "On the Steps of the Palace," "No One Is Alone" and "Agony," among others.

Check out the featurette below:

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