Pembroke Pines – As the eerie spirit of October descends over South Florida, it seems the perfect time for the Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts to bring gothic 19th century London and Stephen Sondheim’s dark musical classic Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street to life starting Friday, October 21. Tickets are on sale now at Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm through November 6th.  Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for students and seniors.

Sweeney Todd features music by Stephen Sondheim and Lyrics by Hugh Wheeler and features musical theatre favorites including No Place Like London, A Little Priest, The Worst Pies in London, Johanna, and The Ballad of Sweeney Todd. The show has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, for its Broadway premiere. This tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world. Now it’s set to delight and thrill audiences at PPTOPA.

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to 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!

The PPTOPA production helmed by Director Amy London and Music Director Eric Alsford stars Carbonell Award nominated actor Ben Sandomir* as Sweeney Todd, Britte Steele as Mrs. Lovett with Mikayla Cohen as Johanna, Bob Ruggles as Anthony Hope, Jeffrey O’Neill as Beadle Bamford, Michael Cartwright as Judge Turpin, Diego Pfeiffer as Pirelli, Eytan Deray as Tobias and Kate Delaney as Beggar Woman. The cast also features Anna Cappelli, Joshua Roland-Bramkamp, Elizabeth Garrard, Melanie Juli, Sergio Tamayo, Annaliese Wolfanger, and Paul Tuaty. 

“This is the perfect time of year to bring this Sondheim classic to PPTOPA,” said Director Amy London. “Sweeney’s themes of revenge, betrayal and love are perfectly brought to life through some of the most beloved music in theatre and we can’t wait to share this story with PPTOPA audiences”.

*Member, Actors’ Equity Association

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