Sarofim Hall - Hobby Center | Houston, Texas
Get an appointment for Thursday 19th October 2023 because Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is back in business at the Sarofim Hall! Making a return after over four decades, Stephen Sondheim’s renowned score makes a comeback in this 105-minute full-scale production of the eerie classic, directed by Tony Award winner Thomas Kail.
With the spectacular sound of a 26-player orchestra, the audience will be mesmerized by Sondheim’s unique songs like “A Little Priest” and “Green Finch and Linnet Bird.” Experience in a world-class cast of performers, haunting melodies, and stunningly crafted choreography against the ominous backdrop of gothic London. Witness Josh Groban as the title barber and Annaleigh Ashford as the widowed shopkeeper Mrs. Lovett in this grisly, yet shockingly funny, tale of vengeance, pies, and straight razors. Plunge into the shadows and observe to the horrifying story of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on Thursday 19th October 2023 at the Sarofim Hall, Houston.
Be incredibly cautious when selecting the place to get your hair done. With over four decades after his first appearance, Sweeney Todd comes back to trim heads and slash throats at the well-known Sarofim Hall on Thursday 19th October 2023.
"A spellbinding revival with substantial chuckles and grave frights. Witness the tale–you won't be disappointed." - Entertainment Weekly.
Once more, The Myth of the Demon Barber of Fleet Street feeds a fresh crop of intrigued minds with a 2-hour, 45-minute exhibition of deadly actions veiled in the darkness of a pre-Victorian London. Join in as an accomplice to the murderous pair of barber and bakery owner in an disturbing and hilariously distorted tale teeming with gothic stages, enchanting choreography, and eerie melodies played by a live orchestra including 26 musicians.
Featuring Josh Groban in the role of Sweeney Todd and Annaleigh Ashford assuming the role of Mrs. Lovett, the spectacle proudly exhibits exceptional on-stage skills in contemporary Broadway.
The full-scale presentation of this musical terror encompasses director Thomas Kail, famous for his work on Hamilton, with Hugh Wheeler's initial script and the triumphant comeback of Stephen Sondheim's acclaimed score, containing songs like “A Little Priest” and “Green Finch and Linnet Bird.” Also participating are some of the stage world's most seasoned artists operating behind the concealment.
In a new interview earlier this year, leading actor Annaleigh Ashford discussed her deep admiration for the initial Mrs. Lovett, theater icon Angela Lansbury.
"I forever hoped of emulating Angela Lansbury as I developed older, since she embodied the penultimate role actress. She displayed the skill to find humor and life, as well as humanity within every single persona she played… She performed during an era when the dominant influence was the male-dominated society, and she coped with grace and affection… Each time I met her — our paths crossed thrice — I cried tears in an manner that was uncomfortable enough for me to withdraw."
Quench your thirst for excitement on Thursday 19th October 2023 as Sweeney Todd: The Malevolent Barber of Fleet Street performs his dramatic entrance at the majestic Sarofim Hall, situated in the heart of Houston.