Wishing for the perfect backdrops to take your audience on a journey Into the Woods?
No need for magic beans, all your wishes will come true with Grosh Backdrops!
Our story begins just outside the woods where the main characters each make a wish; Cinderella wishes to attend the King’s festival, Jack wishes his cow, Milky White, would give milk, and the Baker and the Baker’s Wife wish to have a child. As Cinderella takes up the chores assigned by her evil Stepmother and Jack learns he must sell Milky White, the Baker and his wife are visited by the Witch next door. The Witch explains that years ago she placed a curse on the house that rendered the family barren as punishment for the Baker’s father stealing vegetables from the Witch’s garden. She tells the baker and his wife that she’ll break the curse if they can bring her four things: a cow as white as milk, a cape as red as blood, hair as yellow as corn and a slipper as pure as gold. The Baker puts on his father’s coat (with six magic beans in the pocket) and asks his wife to stay behind as he begins his journey into the woods to break the curse. As the Baker begins his journey, Cinderella and Jack begin their own. Cinderella ventures to her mother’s grave to explain her wishes while Jack prepares to bring Milky White to market. When Cinderella begins to lament at her mother’s grave, a beautiful dress and golden slippers appear for her to wear to the three nights of the King’s festival. The characters’ journeys begin to collide as the Baker and his wife (who had followed him into the woods) pursue their four items including Cinderella’s gold slippers and Jack’s cow, Milky White. Once they’ve collected all four items and given them to the Witch, everyone’s wishes would come true; Jack gets to keep Milky White, Cinderella has her prince, and the Baker and his Wife are expecting a child. Although it seems to be a happily ever after, the beginning of act two brings with it the consequences of the characters’ actions and they quickly learn that they should be careful what they wish for.
These backdrops, depicting cottages nestled in a clearing in the woods, are exquisite for numbers that bring all the characters together like “Prologue: Into the Woods” and “Prologue: So Happy.”
Grosh has an array of woodsy backdrops to choose from to help bring your authentic vision of the woods to life. Looking for the classic depiction of a lush wood? Try the Lush Green Forest backdrop, and pair it with the Forest Legs Set to expand the forest beyond the scene.
Wanting to bring out the darkness of the woods in your production? The Dark Forest backdrop is perfect for the mysterious and sinister sides of the woods, keeping your audience on the edge of their seats. Going for a more enchanted depiction of the forest? The Mystical Forest backdrop depicts enormous trees with thick, moss-covered roots that go on for miles against a darkened sky as fireflies dance between the branches. This mystical backdrop pairs wonderfully with the Blue Night Forest Legs Set to expand the width of the woods, or the Forest Arch Legs Set if you’re looking to expand the height and width of the woods.