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Sweeney Todd

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October 04 - November 02, 2013

Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare

Sweeney Todd

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Directed by Victoria Bussert

Run Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes (including intermission)

An indisputable masterpiece by America’s greatest living composer/lyricist, Sweeney Todd is a heart-pounding thriller. Set on the seedy side streets of 19th century London and laced with brilliant wit, diabolical humor and extraordinary music, this Tony Award-winning musical tells the tale of an unjustly exiled barber’s quest to avenge the wrongs done to him and his family by a lecherous judge. Aided by the romantically inclined and resourceful pie shop proprietress Mrs. Lovett, the demon barber of Fleet Street exacts his sweet, razor-sharp revenge.

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Actors Tom Ford (as Sweeney Todd) and Sara M. Bruner (as Mrs. Lovett) star in the Great Lakes Theater production of "Sweeney Todd" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through November 2. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actor Tom Ford (as Sweeney Todd) stars in the Great Lakes Theater production of "Sweeney Todd" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through November 2. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actor Sara M. Bruner (as Mrs. Lovett) stars in the Great Lakes Theater production of "Sweeney Todd" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through November 2. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Mark G. Hawbecker (left, as Adolfo Pirelli) and Alex Syiek (right) take center stage in the Great Lakes Theater production of "Sweeney Todd" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through November 2. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actor Tom Ford (left, as Sweeney Todd) dispatches his first victim, actor Mark G. Hawbecker (right, as Adolfo Pirelli) in the Great Lakes Theater production of "Sweeney Todd" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through November 2. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors M.A. Taylor (left, as The Beadle) and Darren Matthias (right, as Judge Turpin) take center stage in the Great Lakes Theater production of "Sweeney Todd" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through November 2. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Clare Howes Eisentrout (left, as Johanna) and Zach Adkins (right, as Anthony Hope) take center stage in the Great Lakes Theater production of "Sweeney Todd" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through November 2. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Clare Howes Eisentrout (left, as Johanna) and Zach Adkins (right, as Anthony Hope) take center stage in the Great Lakes Theater production of "Sweeney Todd" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through November 2. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Darren Matthias (left, as Judge Turpin) and M.A. Taylor (right, as The Beadle) take center stage in the Great Lakes Theater production of "Sweeney Todd" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through November 2. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Tom Ford (as Sweeney Todd) and Sara M. Bruner (as Mrs. Lovett) star in the Great Lakes Theater production of "Sweeney Todd" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through November 2. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Tom Ford (as Sweeney Todd) and Sara M. Bruner (as Mrs. Lovett) star in the Great Lakes Theater production of "Sweeney Todd" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through November 2. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actor Sara M. Bruner (as Mrs. Lovett) stars in the Great Lakes Theater production of "Sweeney Todd" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through November 2. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actor Tom Ford (left, as Sweeney Todd) dispatches another victim, actor Alex Syiek (right) in the Great Lakes Theater production of "Sweeney Todd" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through November 2. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Tom Ford (as Sweeney Todd) and Sara M. Bruner (as Mrs. Lovett) star in the Great Lakes Theater production of "Sweeney Todd" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through November 2. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Sara M. Bruner (as Mrs. Lovett) and Chris Cowan (as Tobias Ragg) star in the Great Lakes Theater production of "Sweeney Todd" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through November 2. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Sara M. Bruner (as Mrs. Lovett) and Chris Cowan (as Tobias Ragg) star in the Great Lakes Theater production of "Sweeney Todd" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through November 2. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Jodi Dominick (as Beggar Woman) and Tom Ford (as Sweeney Todd) star in the Great Lakes Theater production of "Sweeney Todd" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through November 2. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Tom Ford (center, left, as Sweeney Todd) and Sara M. Bruner (center, right, as Mrs. Lovett) are flanked by Zach Adkins (left, as Anthony Hope) and Darren Matthias (right, as Judge Turpin) during a final moment in the Great Lakes Theater production of "Sweeney Todd" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through November 2. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)