Riverwalk Theatre, Lansing, MI. (Director)
AUDITIONS: Mon & Tues, April 26 & 27, 2021 at 7pm
PERFORMANCES: June 3-6 & 10-13, 2021.
Spawned from the pulp fiction era of the Penny Dreadful, Sondheim’s thriller-slasher musical hacks its way into audience sensibilities as it presents a dark tale of revenge and mayhem with some of the most exciting, haunting, and memorable music and lyrics ever written for the musical theatre stage.
Sweeny Todd, whose real name is Benjamin Barker, uses his new alias to resume work in his barber shop above Mrs. Lovett’s struggling pie shop after being wrongfully sentenced to life imprisonment by the corrupt Judge Turpin. After swearing vengeance against the Judge that tore his family apart, Todd and Lovett plot a unique plan that helps them both and leads them down a dangerous, thrilling path with deadly consequences.