The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Performance Dates: June 30, July 7, 12, & 21 in Norton Hall
A dark tale riddled with ghoulish humor set in Victorian London, Sweeney Todd returns from exile to seek revenge on the lecherous Judge Turpin, who destroyed what was once a happy life. When Sweeney reunites with the devious Mrs. Lovett, the owner of a failing meat pie shop, they hatch a plan that will help her with her business struggles and satisfy his hunger for revenge.
Content Advisory: This production includes adult content — extreme depictions of blood, and gore — and may not be suitable for children under the age of 13.
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
FROM AN ADAPTATION BY
Broadway March 1, 1979, at the Uris Theatre (now the Gershwin), produced by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, and Martin Richards in Association with Dean and Judy Manos.
Dennis Whitehead Darling
English with English supertitles
ESTIMATED RUN TIME
2 hours and 55 minutes
Amanda Lynn Bottoms
Arnold Livingston Geis
Felix Aguilar Tomlinson
About the music
Sweeney Todd, a musical thriller with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, opened on Broadway in 1979 and in London’s West End in 1980. It won the Tony Award for Best Musical and Olivier Award for Best New Musical.