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Tear Jerker: Into the Woods
  • Into the Woods: First there's "The Witch's Lament" when Rapunzel gets crushed by the Giantess:
    "Children can only grow/ from something you love/ to something you lose...."
  • And then there's "No One Is Alone", where the characters realize they're not in a fairy tale anymore:
    "Witches can be right. Giants can be good. You decide what's right. You decide what's good. Someone is on your side/ someone else is not/ While we're seeing our side/ maybe we forgot: They are not alone. No one is alone."
  • And the finale, especially the Witch's reprise of "Children Will Listen":
    "Careful the things you say / Children will listen / Careful the things you do / Children will see, and learn / Children may not obey / But children will listen / Children will look to you / for which way to turn..."
  • Another song by the Witch: "Stay With Me." She sings said song when she finally catches up to Rapunzel after she learns that she had spoken with one of the princes.
    • This part will make you want to hug your mom:
    Who out there could love you more than I? What's out there that I cannot supply? Stay with me...
  • When the baker finds Cinderella silently kneeling over the destroyed remains of her mother's grave. The tree that granted all of her wishes was killed, and her dreams crushed.
  • Rapunzel's entire history. Locked up in a tower, banished to the desert, betrayed by her prince and then crushed underneath the Giantess. It's hard not to shed a little tear for her.
  • The ghost of the Baker's Wife's entrance just before the reprise of "Children Will Listen."
    Baker: Maybe I just wasn't meant to have children.
    Baker's Wife: Don't say that, of course you were meant to have children.
  • It is kind of sad when Little Red Riding Hood discovers that her grandmother and the rest of her family are dead.
  • Actually, just about every character death in the second act, excluding the Narrator and the Giantess.
  • The Witch's first response to Rapunzel wanting to stay with her prince and children.
    The Witch: You're all I have left.
    • To be fair, her actions before her transformation did result in Rapunzel's rejection.
  • "Ask a wolf's mother."
  • When The Baker leaves the rest of the survivors, and then the duet with his father's ghost
  • The last half hour or so is just a non-stop tearjerker.
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