HEBRON HIGH SCHOOL - CARROLLTON, TX
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
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.
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.
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