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Unique Sweeney Todd productions?

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aces25
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joined:1/13/04
Unique Sweeney Todd productions?
Posted: 12/19/13 at 12:26pm
Hi there,
Outside of the recent Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd by John Doyle, have you ever seen a particularly unique production of Sweeney Todd performed non-traditionally?
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Mattbrain
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Unique Sweeney Todd productions?
Posted: 12/19/13 at 12:28pm
The revival in London was set in the 30s. I even know of a director who did it steampunk style.
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cardamon
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joined:12/19/04
Unique Sweeney Todd productions?
Posted: 12/19/13 at 12:31pm

I didn't see it, but this German production looks pretty non-traditional.

Theater Magdeburg

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morosco
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joined:7/10/04
Unique Sweeney Todd productions?
Posted: 12/19/13 at 12:52pm

Opera Theatre of St. Louis.

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darquegk
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joined:2/5/09
Unique Sweeney Todd productions?
Posted: 12/19/13 at 01:05pm
I have always considered designing a production visually based on the second generation of penny dreadfuls- the pre-Code horror comics that nearly killed the comic book industry with their popularity and supposed moral threat.
Musicaldudepeter
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Unique Sweeney Todd productions?
Posted: 12/19/13 at 01:12pm
The recent Northern England production set the show in the 1970s as far as I know... Mrs. Lovett's pie shop was a 'greasy spoon café' etc. Looked great. This is how Sweeney really can be treated as an opera. These quirky productions, as well as the photos of the productions shown above, are so in the category of contemporary opera
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Dollypop
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Unique Sweeney Todd productions?
Posted: 12/19/13 at 02:44pm
I understand Alan Cumming will be doing a one-man version of SWEENEY TOFF as soon as his stint in CABARET is over.
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sbflyfan
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Unique Sweeney Todd productions?
Posted: 12/20/13 at 08:05am

The production I saw in Cleveland this fall was certainly interesting visually.

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