Sweeney Todd - Michigan Opera Theatre

Overview

Revenge was never more delicious than in this musical feast of beautiful arias, duets, and choruses. Sweeney Todd is the story of a barber who was unjustly imprisoned by a salacious judge who then had his way with the convict’s wife. Years later, Sweeney returns to London to claim revenge. There he teams up with Mrs. Lovett, a meat-pie baker, in an insane partnership intended to bring him vengeance and her, riches.

Featuring “Johanna,” “Not While I’m Around” and “The Worst Pies in London,” Sweeney Todd is Steven Sondheim at his best.

Production Highlights:

  • Cast: Featuring Michigan native and Tony Award-winner Karen Ziemba as Mrs. Lovett and Stephen Powell as Sweeney Todd
  • Director: Ron Daniels

Fast Facts

Musical/Opera in two acts
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Based on the play by Christopher Bond
Premiered 1979 on Broadway

This production
Directed by Ron Daniels
Sung in English
Run time about 2½ hours

Artists

Stephen Powell

Sweeney Todd

Karen Ziemba

Mrs. Lovett

Nathaniel Hackmann

Anthony Hope

Amy Owens

Johanna

Ron Raines

Judge Turpin

Scott Ramsay

Beadle Bamford

Kyle Knapp

Tobias Ragg

Margaret Lattimore

Beggar Woman

John Riesen

Adolfo Pirelli

Ron Daniels

Director
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Fast Facts

Musical/Opera in two acts
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Based on the play by Christopher Bond
Premiered 1979 on Broadway

This production
Directed by Ron Daniels
Sung in English
Run time about 2½ hours