About Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd:  The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler
Directed & Staged by Spiro Veloudos
Music Director, Jonathan Goldberg

Running Time: Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes
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Stephen Sondheim's Tony-Award winning Sweeney Todd, a macabre musical thriller, blends Sondheim’s characteristic wit with a sweeping and hauntingly beautiful score, grisly humor, and chilling drama. Set against the backdrop of the shadowy back alleys and side streets of 19th-century London, the musical follows disgraced barber Sweeney Todd on his quest for vengeance after years of unjust imprisonment and exile. With the aid of Mrs. Lovett, the proprietor of a failing pie shop, Sweeney sets out to avenge the terrible wrongs done to him and his family. 

“There is more artistic energy, creative personality, and plain excitement in Sweeney Todd … than in a dozen average musicals.” — New York Times

Note for parents: Sweeney Todd is not appropriate for children due to graphic violence and sexual situations.  Recommended for high school age and above.  If you have questions about specific content, please contact the box office.