Sarofim Hall - Hobby Center | Houston, Texas
It's an evening of shudders, adventure, and gruesome scenes on Tuesday 24th October 2023 as Sweeney Todd steps to the Sarofim Hall! Nearly two decades since his last Broadway revival, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street returns to cut patrons and shock audiences. Guided by renowned director Thomas Kail, known for his work on Hamilton, this dark musical also brings back the original Tony Award-winning score by Stephen Sondheim, featuring crowd-pleasing tunes like “Pirelli’s Miracle Elixir” and “The Worst Pies in London.” Immerse yourself in a story of revenge that spans for approximately two hours and 45 minutes, and observe Sweeney Todd (Josh Groban) and Mrs. Lovett (Annaleigh Ashford) run their gruesome enterprise in the ominous heart of Gotham London. Impressive set designs, world-class actors, and haunting orchestral melodies all come together in this incredible theatrical feat. This achievement of outstanding performance ensures an experience that's equally riveting and terrifying! Keep your eyes on the stage, stay seated. Witness Sweeney Todd’s narrative unfold at the Sarofim Hall, located in Houston on Tuesday 24th October 2023. Secure your admission passes today - prior to it’s too late.
Are you wondering how much faith you can put in the man who shaves so near to your throat? Discover the answer at the Sarofim Hall on Tuesday 24th October 2023 as Sweeney Todd comes back in a magnificent production, over forty years after its international debut!
“Splendidly sung, profoundly emotional, and oddly amusing. Sondheim’s masterpiece, restored to its correct proportions, welcomes a much-anticipated comeback to Broadway.” - The New York Times.
Observe the pleasantly deranged partnership shared by the vengeful Sweeney Todd and the lively shopkeeper Mrs. Lovett. Located in the depths of a gothic London, this theatrical thriller narrates 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 reintroduces Hugh Wheeler’s Tony Award-winning writing and esteemed composer Stephen Sondheim’s original music. It also includes the prize-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 astounding 26-piece orchestration by Jonathan Tunick and musical supervision by Alex Lacamoire, spectators can revel in novel yet loyal interpretations of Sondheim’s popular hits such as “A Little Priest,” “Pirelli’s Miracle Elixir” and “The Worst Pies in London.”
In a prior interview with leading star Josh Groban, he reminisces about his time enacting the part of the central barber.
“… for me the captivating element in Sweeney Todd was the contrasts: the lovely score paired with the sinisterly funny content, the dark storyline. There’s such a juxtaposition of elegance and grimness in the character, coupled with several of the most extraordinary music and lyrics ever written. It genuinely is nothing but a masterpiece to perform, regardless of the type.”
Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street stands as one of Broadway’s most notable accomplishments in the record of musicals, persistently praised across its varied iterations by the Tony, Drama Desk, Olivier, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle award-giving institutions.
You’ll forever transform your perspective on pies. Secure your tickets today for the Sarofim Hall showing of Sweeney Todd on Tuesday 24th October 2023.