“Sweeney Todd” is a dark and thrilling musical that tells the chilling tale of Benjamin Barker, a skilled barber known as Sweeney Todd. Set in 19th-century London, the story revolves around Todd’s quest for revenge against the corrupt Judge Turpin, who wrongfully imprisoned him and stole his wife and daughter.
After returning to London under the alias of Sweeney Todd, he sets up his barbershop above Mrs. Lovett’s failing pie shop on Fleet Street. Todd soon discovers that his wife has died and his daughter, Johanna, is now under the guardianship of Judge Turpin. Fuelled by his anger and desire for vengeance, Todd vows to reclaim his daughter and seek justice.
With his deadly barber skills, Todd devises a diabolical plan: he slits the throats of his unsuspecting customers and disposes of their bodies with Mrs. Lovett’s help. As Todd’s murderous spree continues, the bodies are turned into filling for Mrs. Lovett’s meat pies, which quickly become a sensation in London.
As the body count rises, Todd’s thirst for revenge intensifies, leading to a climactic confrontation with Judge Turpin. Along the way, the story explores themes of love, loss, obsession, and the corrupting nature of revenge.
“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” is a gripping and macabre tale that combines elements of horror, tragedy, and dark humor, making it a captivating and haunting musical experience.
Sweeney Todd is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
From an adaptation by Christopher Bond
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Originally Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
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Auditions for this show are past.
Brad Dokken, Kylah Anderson
Kylah Anderson, Nancy Gordon
Master Costumer/Costume Design
Substitute Rehearsal Accompanist
Makeup and Hair Design
Amanda Perry, Eric Morris
Eric Morris, Stephanie Schultz, Amanda Pitzer