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
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Running time is approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes, with one intermission.
This show is recommended for teens and adults 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
JENNA & PAUL SEGAL
WILLIAM S. ABELL FOUNDATION
THE SIGNATURE ORCHESTRA IS SPONSORED BY THE MEREDITH FOUNDATION
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