Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
From an adaptation by Christopher Bond



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.

At the show’s core is a challenging score of epic proportion with two tasty tour de force roles in Sweeney and his comic female accomplice Mrs. Lovett. Although it has been extremely popular with opera companies and in concert presentation, SWEENEY TODD is equally effective as an intimate chamber musical. --MTI

Production Staff, Orchestra, and Cast

The MIT Musical Theatre Guild is currently looking for the following positions for its Spring 2014 production of Sweeney Todd: Master Seamstress, House Manager, Box Office Manager

Please email sweeney-dir@mit.edu with questions, or to express interest in any of these positions, as soon as possible.

Performances will be in
Kresge Little Theatre

April 25, 26 & May 1-3 at 8PM, April 27 at 2PM

Tickets are
$6 - MIT and Wellesley students
$10 - MIT faculty, staff, and community; all other students; seniors and children
$15 - General public

Discounts available for groups of 10 or more people.

Reserve tickets online.

The MIT Musical Theatre Guild is currently looking for the following positions for its Spring 2014 production of Sweeney Todd: Master Seamstress, House Manager, Box Office Manager

Please email sweeney-dir@mit.edu with questions, or to express interest in any of these positions, as soon as possible.