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Sweeney Todd Our November Show

For the first time since 1980, Broadway audiences can experience Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award®–winning score as it was performed in the original production—with Jonathan Tunick’s classic 26-player orchestration on an epic scale. Tony Award–winning director Thomas Kail (Hamilton) helms the return of this musical thriller starring Tony and Grammy® nominee Josh Groban (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) as Sweeney Todd and Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford (Sunday in the Park With GeorgeKinky Boots) as Mrs. Lovett. We have Orchestra tickets for November 8th at 8pm for $125. EMAIL ME TO SAVE YOUR SPOT!!

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The central character, Sweeney Todd, is a barber who has returned to London after being wrongfully imprisoned for many years. He seeks revenge against Judge Turpin, the corrupt judge who ruined his life and falsely sent him to prison. Sweeney’s initial plan is to find his wife and daughter, who were taken from him, but he soon becomes consumed by his thirst for vengeance.

Sweeney sets up a barber shop above a pie shop owned by Mrs. Lovett. As he begins to murder his customers, he and Mrs. Lovett hatch a gruesome scheme to dispose of the bodies: she bakes them into meat pies and serves them to unsuspecting customers. This leads to a series of darkly comedic and chilling events as Sweeney’s lust for revenge grows, and Mrs. Lovett’s pie business flourishes.

The story also introduces several other characters, including Anthony Hope, a young sailor who falls in love with Sweeney’s daughter, Johanna, and Toby, a simple-minded boy who becomes Mrs. Lovett’s assistant. As the plot unfolds, secrets are revealed, and the characters’ fates become increasingly entwined in a tale of murder, madness, and moral ambiguity.

“Sweeney Todd” is known for its haunting music, complex characters, and its exploration of themes such as revenge, injustice, and the corrupting influence of obsession. It’s a dark and thrilling musical that combines elements of horror, black comedy, and tragedy, making it a unique and enduring work of musical theater.