Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
By Music/Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim & Book by Hugh Wheeler
Directed by John Kelley
The rare instance of a musical thriller, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's chilling, suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous barber-ism and culinary crime tells the infamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. His thirst for blood soon expands to include his unfortunate customers, and the resourceful proprietress of the pie shop downstairs soon has the people of London lining up in droves with her mysterious new meat pie recipe! Sophisticated, macabre, visceral and uncompromising, Sweeney Todd nevertheless has a great sense of fun, mixing intense drama with howlingly funny moments of dark humor: audiences find themselves laughing hysterically one moment and gasping in surprise the next.
Produced by Waupaca Community Theatre at Waupaca High School Performing Arts Center, E2325 King Road, Waupaca
Performances: July 22-30, 2011
Performance Times: July 22,23,28,29 & 30 at 7:30 p.m. and July 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $12 General Admission Seating $10 Seniors for July 22 Performance only
Call for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
Auditions will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Waupaca High School PAC. Prepare a short musical piece to sing (but nothing from "Sweeney" please...). An accompanist will be provided.