On April 19-22, Lyndon State College’s Twilight Players will present Stephen Sondheim’s masterwork, Sweeney Todd. Billed as the first ‘cannibal musical’, Sweeney Todd features Sondheim’s masterpiece score, dark humor and lots of blood.
First produced in 1979, Sweeney Todd won several Tony and Drama Desk awards including Best Musical. Since then the show has been produced throughout the world and has enjoyed several successful revivals and a film adaptation by Tim Burton in 2007.
Set in 19th-century London, this thrilling musical tells the story of ousted barber Benjamin Barker, also known as Sweeney Todd , and his revenge on the scheming judge who exiled him for 15 years. When the bloodthirsty Sweeney joins forces with the failing pie shop proprietress Mrs. Lovett, the two introduce a new, carnal ingredient to Lovett’s meat pies that sends the people of London straight to the shop — and new victims to Sweeney’s barber chair.
Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. April 19-21 and 2 p.m. April 22. Admission is by donation (free to LSC and JSC students with I.D.). Tickets are available at the door. For more information or to reserve seating please call 802-626-3663.
Please note that Sweeney Todd contains adult material that may not be appropriate for young children. Please use discretion.