Friday, April 19, 2013
Carte Balance Studios presents Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, April 12-28.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 1979 musical thriller with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and libretto by Hugh Wheeler. Set in 19th century England, the musical tells the story of Benjamin Barker, AKA Sweeney Todd, who returns to London after 15 years' transportation on trumped-up charges. When he finds out that his wife poisoned herself after being raped by the judge who transported him, he vows revenge on the judge and, later, on the entire world. He teams up with a pie maker, Mrs. Lovett, and opens a barbershop in which he slits the throats of customers and has them baked into pies.
Performances at Carte Blanche Studios, 1024 S. 5th Street Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204: April 12-28. Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8pm, Sundays at 6:00pm. Tickets on sale now: $25.00!
To reserve tickets go to www.carteblancestudios.com or call 414 688-7313.