Sweeney Todd – September 9-19 Rated R
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
A Stephen Sondheim musical thriller of chilling, suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece that tells the infamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the treacherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. His thirst for blood soon expands to include his unfortunate customers, and the resourceful proprietress of the pie shop downstairs soon has the people of London lining up in droves with her mysterious new meat pie recipe. The show has “a great sense of fun, mixing intense drama with howlingly funny moments of dark humor: audiences find themselves laughing hysterically one moment and gasping in surprise the next. Originally produced in 1979 with Angela Lansbury and Len Cariou. NY Drama Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical.