A baker and his wife wish to have a child. Unfortunately, their neighbour, a witch, cast a spell on their house a long time ago and they shall never have children. There is only one remedy to break the spell: a rather unusual magic potion. In order to make the potion, they have to gather the following objects :
The cow as white as milk,
The cape as red as blood,
The hair as yellow as corn,
The slipper as pure as gold.
Off they go into the woods to find the objects. On their way, they get to meet Little Red Riding Hood, Jack, Cinderella, two princes and a few other characters.
Each one of them has his own wish : Cinderella wishes to go to the King's festival, Rapunzel wants to escape her tower, Little Red Riding Hood goes to see her Grand-Mother , Jack would like to keep his cow and the Baker longs for a child. In the end, all their wishes come true, but at what cost?
An extraordinary musical (almost made for the Dramafreaks) with beautiful songs and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.