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Role Playing: Hillary Marren’s charming, rapping witch in ‘Woods’ shaped by hard work, free play

Mar 28, 2014 – 11:41 pm
Actress Hillary Marren

Interview: In creating his musical “Into the Woods,” composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim perhaps viewed the witch’s show-stopping number about her vegetable garden as a direct descendant of the patter songs long associated with Gilbert and Sullivan. But to Hillary Marren, who plays the old crone in The Hypocrites’ imaginative staging, the veggie song is exactly what it sounds like in her disarming, rapid-fire delivery — a very smart rap.

When The Hypocrites bound ‘Into the Woods,’ something special blooms from almost nothing

Feb 14, 2014 – 6:06 pm
Happily ever after proves to be short-lived in The Hypocrites' production of Stephen Sondheim's 'Into the Woods.' (Matthew Gregory Hollis)

Review: From paper and string and other found objects — in the hands of a wonderfully talented cast and a whiz of a director — The Hypocrites theater company has cobbled together a magical production of Stephen Sondheim’s fairytale mash-up musical “Into the Woods.” ★★★★★