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Friday, October 11, 7:30 pm
…the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
The Two Of Us Productions, the multi-award winning theater company based in Columbia County NY, is pleased to present SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, the celebrated musical by Stephen Sondheim. This is one production you DON’T want to miss!
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a musical thriller with both music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. The musical is based on the play Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Christopher Bond. Sweeney Todd won the Tony Award for Best Musical and Olivier Award for Best New Musical. The character of Sweeney Todd had its origins in serialized Victorian popular fiction, known as “penny dreadfuls”. A story called The String of Pearls was published in a weekly magazine during the winter of 1846–47. Set in 1785, the story featured as its principal villain a certain Sweeney Todd and included all the plot elements that were used by Sondheim and others ever since. The murderous barber’s story proved instantly popular – it was turned into a play before the ending had even been revealed in print. Sondheim first conceived of a musical version of the story in after he went to see Bond’s ghoulish take on the story at Theatre Royal Stratford East.