The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Directed by Fred Anzevino
Music Directed by Jeremy Ramey
Featuring: Ryan Armstrong, Frankie Leo Bennett, Grant Brown, Nathan Carroll, Megan Elk, Cecilia Iole, Jacquelyne Jones, John Leen, Matt Miles, Hope Schafer, Philip Torre, Trevor Vanderzee, Kevin Webb, and Missy Wise.
Sweeney Todd, a barber unjustly convicted of a crime, escapes from prison in Australia and returns to his former home in nineteenth 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 proprietress 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 that has the people of London lining up… and the carnage has only just begun!
MARCH 9 — MAY 20, 2018
Thurs thru Sats at 7:30pm
Sundays at 7pm
THE CRITICS ARE «GUSHING»…
“3 Stars…one of the greatest scores ever penned, sung by performers who can rise to its musical demands...” – Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
“the cast attacks the material with apt ferociousness...” – Catey Sullivan, Chicago Sun Times
“...a scorching production that is all the more potent for its extreme, immersive intimacy.” – Hedy Weiss, WTTW.com
“Philip Torre is simply magnificent in the title role “ – Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review
“...the power of the human voice, unplugged!” – Joseph Anthony Rulli, Picture This Post
“an unforgettable, captivating production” – Karen Topham, Chicago On Stage
“a memory that will last forever” – Al Bresloff, Around the Town
“Megan Elk may be the best Beggar Woman I’ve seen” – Bob Bullen, Chicago Theatre Addict
DINNER AND A SHOW!
Part of the complete Theo Ubique experience includes dinner, served by the actors before the show, with dessert during intermission! Dinner reservations are accepted at the same time as you place your ticket order. For an additional $25, order the show with three-course dinner from Heartland Café in one easy step!
“Sweeney Todd” Menu:
Bloody Beet Salad — Warm beet salad with greens, fried rosemary, spiced cashews, finished with crumbled cheese and a citrus vinaigrette.
Deconstructed Meat Pie — Pork loin and bacon cooked with mixed vegetables, mustard, fresh herbs and apple cider, served on puff pastry. (Vegetarian option substitutes seitan for the pork.)
Dessert — Vanilla sesame seed cake finished with a berry glaze.