"Into the Woods, Jr." brings the enchanting stories of the Brothers Grimm to life, starting with characters expressing their wishes. Cinderella dreams of attending the King’s festival, Jack wants his cow to produce milk, and the Baker and his wife long for a child. Complications arise when the Witch reveals that the Baker's father, who stole magical beans in the past, is the reason behind their barren family tree. To break the curse, the Baker must gather specific items within three days.
As the Baker embarks on his quest, he encounters various fairy tale characters, including Cinderella, Jack, and Little Red Riding Hood. These characters navigate a magical forest, controlled by the mischievous Rumpelstiltskin. Challenges unfold, such as Jack selling his cow for beans, Little Red Riding Hood facing a cunning wolf, Cinderella’s running from her prince, and Rapunzel’s entrapment in her tower. A mysterious man, not recognized by anyone except the Witch, attempts to guide the characters on their individual journeys.
Complications arise as characters navigate their intertwined destinies. The story culminates in breaking curses, restoring sight, and realizing the consequences of choices made. The conclusion brings resolution as the curse is lifted, the Baker's Wife finds happiness, and kingdoms are filled with joy. We are reminded there will be times when each of us must journey into the woods but that we must mind the future and the past.