March 9 – May 20, 2018
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Directed by Fred Anzevino
Music Directed by Jeremy Ramey
Featuring: Ryan Armstrong, Frankie Leo Bennett, Grant Alexander Brown, Nathan Carroll, Megan Elk, Cecilia Iole, Jacquelyne Jones, John Leen, Matt Miles, Hope Schafer, Philip Torre, Trevor Vanderzee, Kevin Webb, and Missy Wise.
Sweeney Todd, a barber unjustly convicted of a crime, escapes from prison in Australia and returns to his former home in 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!
“…one of the greatest scores ever penned, sung by performers who can rise to its musical demands…”
“…a scorching production that is all the more potent for its extreme, immersive intimacy.”
Hedy Weiss, WTTW.com
“an unforgettable, captivating production”
Karen Topham, Chicago On Stage