Seattle, WA 98116
“Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – A Musical Thriller” at ArtsWest Playhouse, with Ben Gonio as Sweeney Todd.
Show runs: Thurs – Sun, June 1 – July 7, 2017
Show Seminar – Fri June 23
Closing Night – Friday July 7
Thurs-Sat @ 7:30pm
Sundays @ 3:00pm – Note: There will be no Sunday Matinee performance on July 2.
Run time is approximately 2.5 hours with one intermission.
Water-based haze is used in this production.
Adults – $39.50
Seniors – $35 – 65+
Students – $19 – with valid school ID
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond
1979 Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Book, Score, and Lyrics
Stephen Sondheim’s bloody masterpiece Sweeney Todd – a worldwide success since its Broadway premiere in 1979 – tells the tale of an unjustly exiled man who, after returning to the city that cast him out, finds refuge in an abandoned attic barbershop. There he forms an unlikely partnership with the woman downstairs, the pie baker Mrs. Lovett, herself an outcast with an axe to grind against the ruling powers. When the two hatch a gutsy plan for revenge, the powerful elite – who have for years swept the powerless under the rug – are soon swallowed up by the same hungry masses they worked to oppress.