Mmmm, meat pies! This half off deal on tickets to Sweeney Todd is dead on. Get discount tickets now for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Boston at Lyric Stage (September 5 – October 11, 2014), and the San Jose area at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts (October 8 – November 2, 2014).
A legendary smash in 1979, this black comedy won eight Tony Awards while The New York Times gushed it contained “more artistic energy, creative personality and plain excitement” than a dozen average musicals.
While the Boston production plays it straight for the throat, the DC production takes a prog-metal approach, by Landless Theatre Company. Taking liberties with the original, all of Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics and storytelling remain in tact, but with amped up orchestration. 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.
SF BAY AREA: Sweeney Todd Tickets
DEAL: Sweeney Todd Discount Tickets 35% Off — $14 – $48 (reg. $25 – $74). Follow the link to sign in (free) with the offer source.
WHEN: October 8 – November 2, 2014.
WHERE: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts – Main Stage, 500 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041.