2015-16 Season
October 8 – 25, 2015

Sweeney Todd

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim & Book by Hugh Wheeler

Directed by Jonathan Fox.

What an achievement this show is… a TERRIFIC new production!

SB Independent

An EXTRAORDINARY work of art … See it!

CASA Magazine

An absolute WINNER.

Richard Mineards, Montecito Journal

One of the most POWERFUL productions in the annals of area theater!

Barney Bratingham, SB Independent

Background Information

Sondheim returns to ETC with a soaring musical masterpiece that tells the tale of a barber seeking justice for the corrupt London judge who exiled him. Partnered with a delicious pie shop proprietress, they exact a fearsome revenge as she concocts an alarming new recipe that has the people of London lining up.  Hysterically funny and chillingly intense!

Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded 8 TONY’s, one of them for Best Musical, for its Broadway premiere. Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler (A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures) crafted a tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat with Sweeney Todd that has simultaneously shocked, awed, and delighted audiences across the world.

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to 19th century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful owner of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies, and the carnage has only just begun!

Featuring two unforgettable star turns and some of the most chilling music ever written for the stage, this masterpiece is sure to both thrill and delight audiences.​

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