Mmmm, meat pies! This half off deal on tickets to Sweeney Todd in Washington DC is dead on. Get discount tickets to Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Warehouse Theater (August 7 – 31, 2014) for only $12.50 (regular price $25).
This new prog-metal production, by Landless Theatre Company, takes liberties with the original, keeping all of Stephen Sondheim’s famously witty lyrics and storytelling in tact, but amping up the orchestration with seven-string guitar, double-kick drums and extended-range bass lines. Sondheim approved of this quirky take on the tale, telling The New York Times, “I believe that what keeps theater alive is its openness to reinterpretation from generation to generation.”
Musical maestro Stephen Sondheim was at his bloody best when he penned Sweeney Todd, his macabre masterpiece about a barbaric barber prone to slitting the throats of his customers so his business partner can bake their remains into pies. The show has enjoyed two successful Broadway revivals since it opened in 1979 and a Tim Burton film adaptation starring Johnny Depp. But now, this sinister 19th-century London tale enters its strangest waters yet, in a rock-tastic overhaul courtesy of prog-metal band The Fleet Street Collective.
DEAL: Sweeney Todd Discount Tickets — $12.50 (reg. $25). Free sign in required. Print-at-home tickets.
WHEN: August 7 – 31, 2014.
WHERE: Warehouse Theater, 645 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001.