Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a deliciously thrilling story of revenge and retribution, continues The 5th’s celebration of the titan of musical theater: Stephen Sondheim.
After 15 years in exile, Sweeney Todd, an unsettling man with a mysterious past, arrives in a dark and gritty London, hungry for vengeance against the judge who destroyed his life. Todd joins forces with Mrs. Lovett, the unhinged proprietress of a failing pie shop, and together they develop a spinetingling plot to exact revenge. When the lights go down and the curtain goes up, you won’t dare look away.
Where Into the Woods is a tangled musical web about what can be accomplished when we come together, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a piercing investigation of a society tearing itself apart.
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Choreographed by Katy Tabb
Music Directed by Matt Perri
Directed by Jay Woods
Tickets ($69-$199) here.