Department of Theater and Dance

Sweeney Todd

The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

A musical thriller

Sweeney Todd theater poster featuring an illustration of a white straight-razor against a black background and a red splatter representing blood

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Directed by Laura Lloyd
Musical direction by J. Lynn Thompson
Vocal direction by Colin Ruffer

Originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince from an adaptation by Christopher Bond
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

February 26-28 & March 5-7

“Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd…” Stephen Sondheim’s darkly comedic tale of love, obsession and revenge. Benjamin Barker, aka Sweeney Todd, returns to London after being wrongly exiled and engages in a murderous rampage as he seeks revenge against the judge who sent him away. Sweeney is joined by the devilishly pragmatic Mrs. Lovett, who hates to see good meat go to waste, especially when business is bad. Winner of eight Tonys, including Best Musical.

Performances to be held live in Peebles Theatre. Tickets go on sale January 25, 2021, and are available to CNU students and employees only. Visit the Department of Theater and Dance and present your CNU ID.

The Sunday, February 28 matinee performance is open to family members of the cast and crew with a ticket voucher only. For more information, call (757) 594-7088.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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