MTG Stages SWEENEY TODD, Now thru 5/3

MTG Stages SWEENEY TODD, Now thru 5/3

The MIT Musical Theater Guild presents SWEENEY TODD, running today, April 25-26 and May 1-3 at 8PM and April 27 at 2 PM at the Kresege Little Theater, MIT Student Center.

Sweeney Todd features a book by Hugh Wheeler and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

The rare instance of a musical thriller, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's chilling, suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous barber-ism and culinary crime tells the infamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous 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!

Sophisticated, macabre, visceral and uncompromising, SWEENEY TODD nevertheless 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.

At the show's core is a challenging score of epic proportion with two tasty tour de force roles in Sweeney and his comic female accomplice Mrs. Lovett. Although it has been extremely popular with opera companies and in concert presentation, SWEENEY TODD is equally effective as an intimate chamber musical.

Ticket prices: $6- MIT and Wellesley students; $10- MIT community and all other students; $15- general public. Reserve tickets now and pay at the door! http://web.mit.edu/mtg/www/TicketReservations.html

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