2 Acts, Book Musical, Thru Sung / Operetta, Rated R
Original Broadway Version (1979)
Attend this dark and witty tale of love, London, murder and revenge.
Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being
awarded 8 TONY's, one of them for Best Musical, for its Broadway
premiere. Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler (A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures) crafted a tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat with Sweeney Todd that has
simultaneously shocked, awed, and delighted audiences across the
An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns
to 19th century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who
framed him and
ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs.
Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he
opens a new barber
practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for
blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that
has the people
of London lining up, and the carnage has only just begun!
Extremely popular with opera companies and in concert
presentation, Sweeney Todd is
equally effective as an intimate chamber musical.Featuring two unforgettable star turns and some of the most chilling music ever written for the stage, this masterpiece is sure to both thrill and delight audiences.
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After Colm Wilkinson sang "Bring Him Home" from LES MISERABLES for the first time in rehearsal, director Trevor Nunn said, "See? I told you this show is about God." One of the actors responded, "Yes, but you didnít tell us you engaged him to sing it."