Sarofim Hall - Hobby Center | Houston, Texas
It's an evening of shudders, thrills, and gruesome scenes on Thursday 26th October 2023 as Sweeney Todd steps to the Sarofim Hall! Nearly two decades since his last theatrical revival, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street returns to cut patrons and shock audiences. Guided by renowned director Thomas Kail, celebrated for his work on Hamilton, this morbid musical also brings back 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) operate their gruesome enterprise in the shadowy heart of Gotham London. Breathtaking set designs, exceptional actors, and haunting orchestral melodies all come together in this incredible theatrical endeavor. Such an achievement of theater mastery ensures an experience that's equally engaging and terrifying! Don’t avert your gaze, remain seated. Experience Sweeney Todd’s story unfold at the Sarofim Hall, situated in Houston on Thursday 26th October 2023. Reserve your admission passes at this moment - prior to it’s too late.
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"A engrossing revival with substantial chuckles and serious frights. Experience the tale–you will not regret it." - Entertainment Weekly.
Yet again, The Myth of the Demon Barber of Fleet Street nurtures a new crop of curious minds with a 2-hour, 45-minute exhibition of deadly actions shrouded in the obscurity of a pre-Victorian London. Participate as an partner to the murderous pair of haircutter and pie shop owner in an unsettling and hilariously twisted tale teeming with gothic scenes, captivating choreography, and sinister melodies performed by a real-time orchestra consisting of 26 instrumentalists.
Featuring Josh Groban portraying Sweeney Todd and Annaleigh Ashford assuming the character of Mrs. Lovett, the performance boldly displays top-notch on-stage skills in modern Broadway.
The grand staging of this song-filled terror includes director Thomas Kail, famous for his direction on Hamilton, alongside Hugh Wheeler's original script and the triumphant comeback of Stephen Sondheim's award-winning score, containing songs like “A Little Priest” and “Green Finch and Linnet Bird.” Also participating are several of the theater world's most experienced artists working behind the concealment.
In a fresh conversation earlier in the year, primary actor Annaleigh Ashford discussed her deep admiration for the original Mrs. Lovett, Broadway icon Angela Lansbury.
"I forever dreamed of emulating Angela Lansbury as I grew older, because she personified the penultimate role actress. She possessed the talent to find comedy and life, as well as humanity within each and every persona she played… She performed during an era when the dominant influence was the male-dominated society, and she navigated with elegance and affection… Each time I met her — our paths crossed thrice — I cried tears in an manner that was embarrassing enough for me to withdraw."
Quench your thirst for excitement on Thursday 26th October 2023 as Sweeney Todd: The Malevolent Barber of Fleet Street makes his spectacular arrival at the stately Sarofim Hall, situated in the heart of Houston.