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Sweeney Todd

Friday Oct 18, 2013

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Musical Theatre Southwest

6320 Domingo Road NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
US

Phone: (505) 265-9119
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

$20-$22

The chilling, suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece of barber-ism and culinary crime comes to Burque.

See also: Culture Shock

To serve man

L to R: Bryan Daniels as Pirelli and Derrick Medrano as Tobias
Jason Ponic

Bloodlust, revenge, cannibalism, rape, corruption—those Victorians got down to brass tacks when it came to scandalizing an audience. Take one popular old tale of a barber who slashes the throats of his customers before sending their bodies off to get baked up as meat pies, blend with jaunty-yet-macabre music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and flesh out with an appropriately gruesome libretto by Hugh Wheeler—then serve up some steaming bowls of that wildly popular staple of the musical stage, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber. Musical Theatre Southwest brings the gruesome crowd pleaser, directed by Hal Simons, to the 100-seat MTS Center for Theatre Black Box (6320-B Domingo NE, near the fairgrounds) starting Friday, Oct. 18. The darkly humorous spectacle, accompanied by a 7-piece orchestra, runs through Nov. 10, playing Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 4pm. Tickets are $20 to $22; get yours at musicaltheatresw.com or by calling 265-9119.

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