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Whether it's Sondheim or St. Nicholas, nobody lives happily ever after

Into the Woods: Christopher Carl is the big bad wolf, and Tracy Katz Paladini is Red.
Bruce Bennett
Into the Woods: Christopher Carl is the big bad wolf, and Tracy Katz Paladini is Red.

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Into the Woods
Through December 16 at the Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Freeway, 800-678-5440. $18-$57.

St. Nicholas
Through December 22 at Theater LaB, 1706 Alamo, 713-868-7516. $22.

The resulting production is laborious rather than spellbinding. Slow is the going through much of this material, bizarre though it may be. Even the jokes about the Critic's "fat track-suit wife" lose their punch. Still, McPherson has gained such a reputation as one of Ireland's hottest young playwrights that we might be grateful to Theater LaB for bringing the hard script to Houston and showing us a bit of what the fuss is about.

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