Sarofim Hall - Hobby Center | Houston, Texas
Secure an spot for Saturday 21st 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.
Through the awe-inspiring sound of a 26-player orchestra, the audience will be mesmerized by Sondheim’s distinctive songs like “A Little Priest” and “Green Finch and Linnet Bird.” Immerse yourself in a high-quality cast of performers, haunting melodies, and stunningly crafted choreography against the foreboding backdrop of gothic London. Join Josh Groban as the lead barber and Annaleigh Ashford as the bereaved shopkeeper Mrs. Lovett in this gruesome, yet surprisingly funny, tale of revenge, pies, and straight razors. Step into the darkness and bear witness to the terrifying story of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on Saturday 21st October 2023 at the Sarofim Hall, Houston.
Curious about how much faith you can put in the man who shaves so close to your throat? Find out the response at the Sarofim Hall on Saturday 21st October 2023 as Sweeney Todd returns in an epic presentation, over forty years since its international first appearance!
“Exquisitely sung, profoundly emotional, and strangely amusing. Sondheim’s masterpiece, brought back to its appropriate proportions, welcomes a long-awaited comeback to Broadway.” - The New York Times.
Observe the pleasantly deranged partnership shared by the vengeance-seeking Sweeney Todd and the lively shopkeeper Mrs. Lovett. Located in the depths of a ominous London, this dramatic thriller presents a humorous 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 book and esteemed composer Stephen Sondheim’s original composition. In addition, it incorporates the award-winning choreography by Steven Hoggett and other creative talents, such as 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 remarkable 26-piece orchestration by Jonathan Tunick and musical supervision by Alex Lacamoire, audiences can enjoy fresh yet loyal interpretations of Sondheim’s popular hits such as “A Little Priest,” “Pirelli’s Miracle Elixir” and “The Worst Pies in London.”
In an earlier previous conversation with principal performer Josh Groban, he recalls his time portraying the character of the title barber.
“… for me the most interesting aspect of Sweeney Todd was the contrasts: the lovely score paired with the sinisterly humorous content, the dark storyline. There’s such a juxtaposition of elegance and grimness in the part, coupled with several of the most extraordinary music and lyrics ever written. It truly is nothing less than a masterpiece to perform, regardless of the nature.”
Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street stands as one of Broadway’s most notable accomplishments in the record of musicals, consistently acclaimed across its varied iterations by the Tony, Drama Desk, Olivier, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle award-giving bodies.
You’ll permanently transform your view of pies. Acquire your tickets now for the Sarofim Hall presentation of Sweeney Todd on Saturday 21st October 2023.