Two Acts, Book Musical, Thru Sung / Operetta, Rated PG
Attend this dark and witty tale of love, London, murder and revenge. (ADAPTED FOR HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMERS)
SWEENEY TODD has become a bloody, worldwide success since being
awarded 8 Tony's, one of them for BEST MUSICAL, for its Broadway
premiere and has now been adapted for high school performers in SWEENEY TODD SCHOOL EDITION.Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler (A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, PACIFIC
OVERTURES) crafted a tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat 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!
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. 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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Composer/Lyricist Frank Loesser met and fell in love with his wife, Jo Sullivan, after casting her as Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella. Their daughter Emily Loesser is now a star of the musical theatre as well.