Attend the Tale of Sweeney Todd
at The Western Stage
The Western Stage continues its 30th Anniversary with Sweeney Todd…The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, one of Stephen Sondheim’s most macabre musicals. It’s been 15 years since the lecherous Judge Turpin falsely convicted Benjamin Barker and sent him to prison in order steal his wife. After escaping, he adopts the name Sweeney Todd, rents a room above Mrs. Lovett’s bakery—notorious for serving some of the worst (meat) pies in London—and opens a barbershop. When Mrs. Lovett informs Sweeney that his wife is dead and his daughter is being held captive by the corrupt Judge, they hatch one of the bloodiest revenge plots in musical theatre history. With his trusty razor, the Demon of Barber of Fleet Street vows to seek revenge on the ominous Judge and all those who stand in his way. Thus begins one of the darkest thrillers ever to take a Broadway stage. (More can be found on our production of Sweeney Todd… and Stephen Sondheim in the supplemental articles.)
On October 9th,
Tickets for Sweeney Todd…The Demon Barber of Fleet Street are $25 for adults, $16 for seniors>65/juniors<25/military, and are available by calling The Western Stage Ticket Office at 831-755-6816 or visiting the website at westernstage.com. Sweeney Todd…The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, plays Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm from October 9 – October 30, 2004. Group rates are also available. Due to campus construction, campus parking is recommended in the West Alisal Street lots between San Vincente Avenue & Amherst Drive. Complete directions are online at westernstage.com.
The Western Stage continues its Pearl Jubilee season in December with Stephen Sondheim’s fairy tale musical, Into the Woods Jr. and don’t miss Moliere’s Tartuffe, which opens October 22 and plays through November 20th.
Dan Tarker, Literary Associate