Photo Flash: The Demon Barber Returns in San Jose Stage's SWEENEY TODD
Just in time for Valentine's Day The Stage puts its unique style on a musical masterpiece with a re-envisioning of the revered Sondheim classic Sweeney Todd. In this stripped-down version fierce lovers explore revenge, passion, and greed through Sondheim's masterful Tony & Drama Desk winning score.
A BLOODY TALE OF LOVE AND RETRIBUTION
In this modern envisioning of the seductive & infamous tale of Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber returns to 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. When Sweeney opens his new barber practice Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts as Sweeney's thirst for blood inspires the addition of a unique ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage begins in this ravishing tale of love and retribution.
Based on a play by Christopher Bond, and adapted for the stage by Hugh Wheeler, Sweeney Todd contains one of greatest musical scores ever written. Earning eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, & eight Drama Desk Awards in 1979. Later adapted for film by Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp, won the Oscar for Best Production in 2008. Adding its nods for Best Revival in its multiple incarnations this critically acclaimed masterpiece has proven to be an audience favorite & a musical theatre criterion.
Photo Credit: Dave Lepori
Keith Pinto* as Tobias Ragg, Ric Iverson* as Adolpho Pirelli, Branden Noel Thomas as The Beadle, Reg Huston as Jonas Fogg, Allison F. Rich* as Mrs. Lovett, NoEl Anthony* as Sweeney Todd, Monique Hafen* as Johanna, Sam Faustine as Anthony Hope, Christopher Vettel* as Judge Turpin, and Jill Miller as Beggar Woman
Allison F. Rich* as Mrs. Lovett
NoEl Anthony* as Sweeney Todd
Keith Pinto* as Tobias Ragg
Christopher Vettel* as Judge Turpin, Jill Miller as Beggar Woman, Branden Noel Thomas as The Beadle, Reg Huston as Jonas Fogg, Monique Hafen* as Johanna, Sam Faustine as Anthony Hope, and Ric Iverson* as Adolpho Pirelli
Jill Miller as Beggar Woman