Sondheim’s masterpiece is a savory Victorian melodrama.
Returned to London following a wrongful banishment, barber Sweeney Todd’s thirst for vengeance against the corrupt judge who sent him away leads him on a murderous spree. Aided by his downstairs neighbor, baker Mrs. Lovett, the two concoct an unappetizing scheme as they terrorize the city.
Featuring the songs “The Worst Pies in London,” “A Little Priest,” “Johanna” and “Not While I’m Around,” this deliciously dark musical serves horror with a slice of humor.
“Mr. Sondheim has composed an endlessly inventive, highly expressive score that works indivisibly from his brilliant and abrasive lyrics.”
― The New York Times
Flip through the Sweeney Todd Program
Click the arrows to turn the pages, and click the box in the bottom right corner to view in full screen.
ASL Interpreted Performance on June 29: Use promo code SWEENEYASL to gain access the best seats within view of the interpreter.
Masks are always optional in the lobby and other public areas of the building.
Face masks are required inside the performance spaces on Thursdays and Sundays.
Face masks are optional inside the performance spaces Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Running time is approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes, with one intermission.
This show is recommended for teens and adults. Contains guns/gunshot sounds and will use theatrical haze. Signature does not admit children under 6 years old. Click here to read all content warnings.
DOTTIE BENNETT & RICHARD MORTON
JOHN F. BENTON AND DAVID W. BRIGGS | MIKE BLANK
JENNA & PAUL SEGAL | WILLIAM S. ABELL FOUNDATION
THE SIGNATURE ORCHESTRA IS SPONSORED BY THE MEREDITH FOUNDATION
SUPPORTED IN PART BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS
“Sweeney is back in DC in all of his pie-eating throat-slitting glory”
“A masterclass in Sondheim”
[Bryonha] Marie’s Mrs. Lovett is a voluptuously joyful creation”
“The pair of [Nathaniel] Stampley and [Bryonha] Marie together is delightfully mad”
“A dark, resplendent production”
Music & Lyrics by
From an Adaptation by
Originally Directed On Broadway by
Originally Produced On Broadway by
Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in Association with Dean and Judy Manos
Music Directed by
Scenic Design by
Mikiko Suzuki MacAdams
Costume Design by
Lighting Design by
Sound Design by
Wig Design by
Resident Intimacy Consultant
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Kellie M. Beck
Associate Music Director
Assistant Costume Designer
Assistant Lighting Designer
Assistant Wig Designer
June 1, 2023 1 – 2PM
The Mead Lobby or Streaming Online
FREE, No Reservation Required
Nathaniel Stampley has performed on Broadway, the West End and multiple national tours. He now makes his Signature debut as the title character in Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. Come learn about his Milwaukee roots and his career as an actor, director and voice artist.
Head to Ali’s Bar in the Mead Lobby on the 2nd floor before the show to enjoy a Sweeney Todd inspired menu:
Gordon’s gin, lemon and raspberry syrup amp up this classic gin and soda.
Beef Curry Pie
Crumbly buttery crust filled with lightly curried beef, carrots and potatoes from local pie shop Livin’ the Pie Life (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST)
For the full menu, click here