Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street

A thrilling night at the Barrow Street Theater last weekend.

My first thought after the show was “Hey, that reminded me of Into the Woods!” when Jessica Dorcey reminded me that they were indeed both by Stephen Sondheim. The two musicals had so much resemblance. A slow if not slightly confusing buildup in Act I where a wide array of seemingly-unrelated characters came together. An action-packed and gruesome Act II. The rhythm of the music. The rapid-firing words, sung by a panicking and mad crowd.

Similarities aside: Bravos to this Tooting Arts Club production for its excellent acting, singing, and actions all around the house. Expect every open space in the small, intimate theater to be part of the stage!!