• Graphic: A dour looking meat pie sits on a black wood table in front of a dark grey, textured background. Three slice marks in the center of the graphic ooze blood that drips in a puddle on top of the pie. Blood splatters frame the bottom left and top right corners of the image. The title, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, is split into parts between the slice marks. To the right is the text "A Musical Thriller: Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Book by Hugh Wheeler."
Join the Theatre Department for this deliciously dark musical about the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

This multi-award-winning musical, with lyrics and score by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, tells the story of masterful barber Sweeney Todd as he returns to London to take his revenge against the corrupt judge who destroyed his life. In his vigilante quest, he meets the cheerfully amoral pie shop owner Mrs. Lovett, who soon becomes an accomplice in his deadly schemes. Together, they sing their way through murder and mischief to the top of the food chain in this morbidly funny musical thriller.

Sweeney Todd runs February 25–27 and March 4–6, 2022 in the Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Theater. Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are free for Southwestern students, faculty, and staff. Discounts are available for teachers, students, military, and seniors.

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SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

A Musical Thriller

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by Hugh Wheeler

From an Adaptation by Christopher Bond

Originally Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince

Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Originally Produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Flyer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in Association with Dean and Judy Manos

“Sweeney Todd” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com