Sweeney Todd<br>The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

A Co-Production of the Departments of Music and Theatre Arts & Dance

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Music Direction by Lynne Morrow
Stage Direction by Doyle Ott
February 7-17, 2019
Evert B. Person Theatre

From the Adaptation by Christopher Bond, Originally Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince, with Orchestration by Jonathan Tunick

Sweeney Todd: A Musical Thriller is the unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London, after fifteen years of exile, to take revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life. When revenge eludes him, Sweeney swears vengeance on the entire human race, murdering as many people as he can, while his business associate Mrs. Lovett bakes the bodies into meat pies and sells them to the unsuspecting public. The musical score for Sweeney Todd is lush, operatic, and full of soaring beauty, comedy and stunning terror. It is one of the signal achievements of the American musical theater of the last fifty years, and the high watermark of Sondheim’s six remarkable collaborations with director Harold Prince. 

Event Details

Friday, February 15, 7:30 pm
Evert B. Person Theatre