PRC Serves Up a “Thinking Man’s” Sweeney Todd

Dark, deep, disturbing, and droll are the perfect words to describe Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s 1979 musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, onstage now at Playmakers Repertory Company under the rich and vibrant direction of Jen Wineman. The musical, which tells the tragic and ultimately vengeful story of the title character,… Continue reading PRC Serves Up a “Thinking Man’s” Sweeney Todd

Broadway’s David St. Louis and Annie Golden Star in Sweeney Todd March 30-April 23 at PlayMakers Rep

Broadway veterans David St. Louis and Annie Golden will star as the title character, the infamous barber-turned-serial killer Sweeney Todd, and his eager accomplice and partner-in-crime Mrs. Lovett, maker of “the worst pies in London,” in PlayMakers Repertory Company’s gala March 30-April 23 presentation of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. This award-winning… Continue reading Broadway’s David St. Louis and Annie Golden Star in Sweeney Todd March 30-April 23 at PlayMakers Rep

David Henderson Glistens as the Betrayed and Vengeful Title Character of Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, playing Thursdays-Sundays through March 3-6 at Raleigh Little Theatre, is a dark, rather unpleasant story of a barber unfairly banished to an Australian penal camp for 15 years, after being set up by a judge who coveted his wife. The barber returns and discovers his wife was… Continue reading David Henderson Glistens as the Betrayed and Vengeful Title Character of Sweeney Todd

Music, Melodrama, and Murder Most Foul — PRC’s Youth Conservatory Performs “Sweeney Todd”

The PlayMakers Repertory Company Summer Youth Conservatory, under the direction of Tom Quaintance, will present a youth-theater production of the Tony Award®-winning 1979 Broadway musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on July 17-21 in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Dramatic Art.… Continue reading Music, Melodrama, and Murder Most Foul — PRC’s Youth Conservatory Performs “Sweeney Todd”