The plot of Into The Woods is novel indeed. Steven Sondheim and James Lapine have intertwined the plots of some of your favorite fairy tales in creating a single even bigger one. The musical includes the stories of Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, the Baker and his wife, Rapunzel, and Little Red Riding Hood. These characters are all busy with their own fairy tales, but each possesses one ingredient for the potion of their meetings in the woods. All should live happily ever after, right? Well, almost.