Photo Flash: Take a Trip to Fleet Street with Atlanta Opera's SWEENEY TODD
The Atlanta Opera closes its 2017-18 mainstage season with Stephen Sondheim's seminal musical, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Check out photos of the production below!
This production of Sweeney Todd remains faithful to the original Broadway show, and features an all-star cast, including Michael Mayes in his role debut as Sweeney Todd, and Maria Zifchak as Mrs. Lovett. Timothy Myers will conduct in a company debut, and Albert Sherman, who has directed Sweeney Todd under the mentorship of Harold Prince, will serve as production director.
The Atlanta Opera presents five performances of Sweeney Todd on June 9, 12, 15, 16, and 17 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Tickets start at $38 (before tax) and can be purchased at atlantaopera.org or by calling 404-881-8885. The opera will be performed in English with English supertitles.
Based on the Victorian penny dreadful The String of Pearls, this dark and witty tale tells the story of revenge-hungry Sweeney Todd, who returns to London after a long exile. After befriending Mrs. Lovett, the owner of a local pie shop, Sweeney and the baker hatch a plan to save the shop and exact a bloody revenge. Featuring favorites from the Broadway musical canon, including "The Worst Pies in London," "Johanna," "Pretty Women," and "A Little Priest."
Photo Credit: Jeff Roffman