Pittsford Musicals Presents SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
AgesTeenagers Adults without kids
Pittsford Musical’s 51st season show, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, is not only perfect for Halloween, it is considered perhaps composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s most perfect score. Sweeney Todd is lush, operatic, and full of soaring beauty, pitch-black comedy and stunning terror. This musical thriller won the Tony Award for Best Musical and has since had numerous revivals, including the film adaptation starring Johnny Depp.
Sweeney Todd is the unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after fifteen years of exile to take revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life. When revenge eludes him, Sweeney swears vengeance on the entire human race, murdering as many people as he can, while his business associate Mrs. Lovett bakes the bodies into meat pies and sells them to the unsuspecting public.
Sweeney Todd will be performed at Pittsford Sutherland High School (55 Sutherland Street, Pittsford, NY 14534) beginning October 14 through 21. Performances are Saturday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, October 15 at 2:00 p.m.; Friday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, October 21 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students and seniors. Tickets can be ordered over the phone by calling (585) 586-1500 beginning September 28th. Note – this phone is not always manned. Please be prepared to leave a message with call back information. You can also purchase online starting September 28th at http://www.pittsfordmusicals.org/tickets. Tickets, if available, can also be purchased at the door prior to performances.
PLEASE NOTE: Sweeney Todd is for mature audiences.
We will be providing sign language interpretation for the performance Friday, October 21st.