Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded 8 Tony Awards, one of them for Best Musical, for its Broadway Premiere. Adapted to film by Tim Burton, with Johnny Depp as the title role, Sweeney has slashed his way across entertainment mediums.
STAR Repertory Theatre is excited to be able to bring this infamous tale of Sweeney Todd to the AVO Playhouse in Vista. Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to 19th century 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, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that have the people of London lining up, and the carnage has only just begun!