Sweeney ToddReturn

Playwright Hugh Wheeler Composer Stephen Sondheim Lyricist Stephen Sondheim Producer San Jose Stage Company  [Website] Description Just in time for Valentine’s Day The Stage puts its unique style on a musical masterpiece with a re-envisioning of the revered Sondheim classic Sweeney Todd. In this stripped-down version fierce lovers explore revenge, passion, and greed through Sondheim’s masterful Tony & Drama Desk winning score.

In this modern envisioning of the seductive & infamous tale of Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber returns to 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. When Sweeney opens his new barber practice Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts as Sweeney’s thirst for blood inspires the addition of a unique ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage begins in this ravishing tale of love and retribution.
Based on a play by Christopher Bond, and adapted for the stage by Hugh Wheeler, Sweeney Todd contains one of greatest musical scores ever written. Earning eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, & eight Drama Desk Awards in 1979. Later adapted for film by Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp, won the Oscar for Best Production in 2008. Adding its nods for Best Revival in its multiple incarnations this critically acclaimed masterpiece has proven to be an audience favorite & a musical theatre criterion.
Running Time 2:30 Performers Noel Anthony   [Sweeney Todd]
Allison Rich   [Mrs. Lovett]
Sam Faustine   [Anthony Hope]
Monique Hafen   [Johanna]
Reg Huston   [Jonas Fogg]
Ric Iverson   [Adolpho Pirelli]
Jill Miller   [Beggar Woman]
Keith Pinto   [Tobias Ragg]
Branden Thomas   [The Beadle]
Chris Vettel   [Judge Turpin]
Creative Staff Kenneth Kelleher   [Director]
Katie Coleman   [Music Director]
Michael Palumbo   [Scenic Designer]
Abra Berman   [Costume Designer]
Michael Palumbo   [Lighting Designer]
Steve Schoenbeck   [Sound Designer]
Kimberly Hill   [Dialect Coach]
Joanna Hobbs   [Properties Designer]
Production Staff Morgan Goldstein   [Dramaturg]
Cirby Hatano   [Stage Manager]

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