The thing about musicals by Stephen Sondheim is that, much like opera, it pays to know the music and libretto beforehand. Well, I can say for certain that by the time my daughter attends a Sondheim musical, she will have no problem following the plot. My mother has been "educating" (read: converting) my little girl to his music by playing CDs in the cars. She even has her favourites! So far "Hello Little Girl" and "Agony" from Into the Woods rank highest among them, but she's also coming around to Sweeny Todd.
I'm so proud.
And as a brony—yes, I said it; deal—I just can't wait to show her how "Art of the Dress" is musically derived from "Color and Light" from Sunday in the Park.