This Halloween season, meet the villainous, blood-thirsty barber, Sweeney Todd.
Starring Tony Nominee Jeff McCarthy, a true Broadway leading man, as Sweeney, and Jacquelyne Jones, Chicago's Joseph Jefferson award winner, as Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a thrilling morality tale exploring the themes of abuse of power and destructive nature of revenge. A celebration of the 40th anniversary of this multiple Tony Award-winning masterpiece.
In this hauntingly chilling musical, Sweeney seeks vengeance on those who destroyed his life by systematically slicing throats of his barbershop clientele. While Mrs. Lovett, his partner in crime, disposes of the bodies by baking them into savory meat pies.Sweeney Todd combines macabre melodrama and morbid humor with “the worst pies in London.” The recipe includes a sumptuous score that will leave you wanting seconds.
The two lead actors reprise roles they’ve performed in previous productions, to glowing reviews: “McCarthy emotes earnestly and sings beautifully. And he has moments of delicious chemistry with his leading lady”—New York Times. “Jacquelyne Jones radiates a keen intelligence that’s only sharpened by her moral flexibility. She sings the part well, and brings both a spark-plug intensity and just a hint of sweetness”—Time Out Chicago.
Just in time for this ghoulish season, a ticket to Sweeney Todd will be a grisly “All-Hallows-Eve” treat.
Kevin Goertzen plays Sweeney Todd at the 10/26 matinee and 10/29 evening performances.
Amanda Crabb plays Mrs. Lovett at 10/28 evening and 11/2 matinee performances.
At all other performances Jeff McCarthy and Jacquelyne Jones play Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett.