Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is playing at the Mac-Haydn Theatre until August 6. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the play won many awards including a Tony as Best Musical and the Olivier for Best Musical when it opened in London. Over eighty percent of the production is musical with songs ranging from the macabre to the humorous to the lyrical. Given the Mac-Haydn’s intimate arena stage, all the aspects of the show are intensified. The audience is literally in the set with London buildings painted on the walls and the ensemble in the aisles.
Bob and I had the pleasure of interviewing John Saunders, Artistic Director at the Mac-Haydn and David Maglione, director of this production.
Click below to listen to the interview
Click the website to order tickets and find out about the rest of the season.
Click on the photo below to hear the actors talk about their parts.
And then on this one to get a sense of the performance.