Sarofim Hall - Hobby Center | Houston, Texas
It's an evening of chills, thrills, and gruesome scenes on Wednesday 18th October 2023 as Sweeney Todd arrives to the Sarofim Hall! Nearly two decades after his last stage revival, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street is back to cut patrons and amaze audiences. Guided by notable director Thomas Kail, known for his work on Hamilton, this dark musical also revives the original Tony Award-winning score by Stephen Sondheim, featuring popular tunes like “Pirelli’s Miracle Elixir” and “The Worst Pies in London.” Immerse yourself in a story of revenge that extends for a duration of two and three-quarters hours, and observe Sweeney Todd (Josh Groban) and Mrs. Lovett (Annaleigh Ashford) run their gruesome enterprise in the dark heart of Gotham London. Stunning set designs, top-notch actors, and haunting orchestral tunes all come together in this incredible theatrical achievement. Such a achievement of theater mastery ensures an experience that's simultaneously captivating and frightening! Keep your eyes on the stage, remain seated. Experience Sweeney Todd’s tale unfold at the Sarofim Hall, located in Houston on Wednesday 18th October 2023. Secure your entrance tickets at this moment - before it’s too late.
Contemplating how much faith you can put in the man who shaves so adjacent to your neck? Find out the answer at the Sarofim Hall on Wednesday 18th October 2023 as Sweeney Todd makes a comeback in full-scale grandeur, over forty years since its international debut!
“Beautifully sung, profoundly emotional, and strangely amusing. Sondheim’s masterpiece, restored to its rightful proportions, welcomes a long-awaited comeback to Broadway.” - The New York Times.
Observe the pleasantly deranged partnership among the vengeful Sweeney Todd and the animated shopkeeper Mrs. Lovett. Set in the depths of a ominous London, this theatrical thriller presents a amusing yet darkly Victorian story of family, homicide, class disparity, and dubious little pastry shops.
Guided by the director of Hamilton, Thomas Kail, this musical revival welcomes back Hugh Wheeler’s acclaimed with the Tony Award script and renowned composer Stephen Sondheim’s early composition. It also includes the Olivier-winning choreography by Steven Hoggett and other creative talents, like Mimi Lien (Scenes), Emilio Sosa (Costumes), Natasha Katz (Lighting), Nevin Steinberg (Sound), J. Jared Janas (Wig, Hair & Makeup), and Jeremy Chernick (Special effects).
Thanks to the astounding 26-piece orchestration by Jonathan Tunick and musical supervision by Alex Lacamoire, viewers can revel in novel yet faithful interpretations of Sondheim’s famous hits such as “A Little Priest,” “Pirelli’s Miracle Elixir” and “The Worst Pies in London.”
During a previous interview with principal performer Josh Groban, he recalls his journey playing the role of the title barber.
“… for me what intrigued me the most about Sweeney Todd was the oppositions: the beautiful score combined with the sinisterly humorous content, the gloomy storyline. There’s such a juxtaposition of elegance and grimness in the role, combined with many of the most remarkable songs and poetry ever written. It genuinely is nothing less than a masterpiece to perform, regardless of the type.”
Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is one of Broadway’s most remarkable accomplishments in the history of musicals, consistently acclaimed across its different incarnations by the Tony, Drama Desk, Olivier, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle award-giving bodies.
You’ll always change your perspective on pies. Purchase your entrance tickets immediately for the Sarofim Hall showing of Sweeney Todd on Wednesday 18th October 2023.