Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street


Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
From an adaptation by Christopher Bond

Directed by Peter Rothstein
Music Director and Additional Arrangements by Gregg Coffin
Asolo Repertory Theater, Sarasota, FL, 2019

Winner of eight Tony® Awards including Best Musical, this dark and twisted tale of love, murder and revenge in 19th Century London has shocked and delighted audiences worldwide for four decades. Unjustly imprisoned for 15 years, barber Sweeney Todd returns to 19th century London to take his revenge on the man who took him from his wife and young daughter. His need for vengeance becomes murderous—and profitable—when he partners with the unscrupulous Mrs. Lovett and opens his new barber practice above her failing meat pie shop. With his busy straight razors and her new secret ingredient, their fame grows until Todd comes face to face with the judge. In a stunning new production by Theater Latté Da of Minneapolis (Ragtime, 2018), this thrilling theatrical treat is Sondheim at his very best.

“Fresh. Imaginative. As compelling as ever. - Sarasota Magazine

“Over-the-top in the best way.” - The Observer

“It may be the finest single performance I have seen all year.” -Broadway World

“A treat to say the least.” - Bradenton Times