WINTER 2019: “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler – Musical Thriller
Artistic Director: Jeffrey Jackson
Musical Director: Bev Cashman
Technical Director: Kathy Purdie
Dates: February 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd at 7:30pm;
Sunday Matinees on February 17th and 24th at 2:00pm.
Audition Dates: November 11th & 12th
Presented with special arrangements through Music Theatre International (MTI)
Attend the dark, witty and Tony Award-winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the backdrop of 19th century London. Stephen Sondheim’s and Hugh Wheeler’s tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world.
An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth 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 production is for mature audiences.