Sweeney Todd - the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Approximate running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes
William Paterson University - Shea Center
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne NJ 07470
An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth 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 has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun!
Featuring some of the most chilling music ever written for the stage, this masterpiece is sure both to thrill and delight audiences.
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond
Stage direction by Edward Matthews
Musical direction by Charity Wicks
Choral direction by Lauren Fowler-Calisto
General Admission: Public $15.00 • Students, Seniors & WP Community $10.00
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