Two Acts, Book Musical, Thru Sung / Operetta, Rated PG
This special School Edition has been masterfully adapted, working directly with Mr. Sondheim,
to retain the dark wit and grand scope of the original work, with a few
lyric and key changes to facilitate high school productions.
SWEENEY TODD has become a bloody, worldwide success since being
awarded 8 Tony's, one of them for Best Musical, for its Broadway
premiere. Adapted to film
by Tim Burton with Johnny Depp as the title role, Sweeney has
slashed his way across entertainment mediums.
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!
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
At the show’s core is a challenging score of epic proportion with two tasty tour de force roles in Sweeney and his comic female accomplice Mrs. Lovett. SWEENEY TODD SCHOOL EDITION is sure to be the highlight of any high school's season.
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Broadway’s Titanic is the second time the great ship has sunk in a musical on the Great White Way. The original production of The Unsinkable Molly Brown included a lavish depiction of the sinking of the ship and Molly rallying the troupes in her lifeboat.