Sarofim Hall - Hobby Center | Houston, Texas
It's an evening of chills, adventure, and terrifying scenes on Friday 27th October 2023 as Sweeney Todd steps to the Sarofim Hall! Nearly two decades after his last theatrical revival, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street comes back to trim patrons and astonish audiences. Guided by famed director Thomas Kail, famous for his work on Hamilton, this macabre musical also revives 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 narrative of revenge that extends for approximately two hours and 45 minutes, and experience Sweeney Todd (Josh Groban) and Mrs. Lovett (Annaleigh Ashford) manage their gruesome enterprise in the dark heart of gothic London. Impressive set designs, exceptional actors, and chilling orchestral tunes all come together in this incredible theatrical feat. This achievement of theater mastery ensures an experience that's equally captivating and frightening! Keep your eyes on the stage, stay where you are. Experience Sweeney Todd’s narrative unfold at the Sarofim Hall, found in Houston on Friday 27th October 2023. Secure your tickets at this moment - prior to it’s too delayed.
Get yourselves ready because Sweeney Todd is returning to the stage in a highly anticipated revival. The iconic musical thriller made itself known as Stephen Sondheim’s greatest work. The devilish plot paired with the hauntingly beautiful tunes makes it a fantastic Broadway show. It first appeared on Broadway in 1979, and the story and music continues to dazzle audiences today. Some of the best hits from the production include “Johanna,” “Not While I’m Around,” and “The Ballad of Sweeney Todd.”
Sondheim is the brains behind the musical. He was inspired after seeing British actor Christopher Bond's play about the 19th-century serial killer Sweeney Todd. He has said it is "a dark operetta," but also defined it "a movie for the stage." It is almost completely underscored: 80% of the show is sung, and Sondheim's music play unwaveringly behind the action.
The story shows a hellbent barber who gets sucked into the darkness of revenge in London’s 19th century. Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford will star alongside each other as the barbaric barber and his adoring sidekick. Dedicated to helping Sweeney Todd, Mrs. Lovett turns Sweeney Todd’s victims into meat pies for unsuspecting customers. The one-of-a-kind musical thriller is mostly sung-through and includes both haunting sounds and bouncy tunes.
Finally!Good news! Broadway audiences will finally be able to enjoy Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning score in its entirety - complete with Jonathan Tunick's iconic 26-player orchestration - for the first time since 1980.
This is your opportunity to witness Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street when it comes to your city this fall! The show’s highly anticipated return is one you cannot miss. This riveting musical will haunt you and move you in the best ways. So, hurry up and tell your friends and family because you must to witness the show! As TimeOut said, it’s “a bold, brazen and breathtakingly entertaining experience, any way you slice it.”
Reserve your spots to the show this instant before they run out! Sweeney Todd will slice his way to the famed Sarofim Hall on Friday 27th October 2023.