It’s bloody, gory, grisly, morbid…and hilariously funny. And it’s one of the most beloved musicals of all time.
PlayMakers Repertory Company is wrapping up its 2015-16 mainstage season with the Sondheim classic “Sweeney Todd.” Helmed by New York-based director Jen Wineman and starring Broadway vets David St. Louis and Annie Golden (you’ve seen Golden as Norma on “Orange is the New Black”), “Sweeney” tells the tale of a falsely-imprisoned barber and his quest for revenge on the sinister judge who wronged him. (He also takes out a fair bit of vengeance on society as a whole. “It’s man devouring man, my dear, and who are we to deny it in here?”)
Following “Assassins” and “Into the Woods,” “Sweeney Todd” is PlayMakers’ third Sondheim musical in as many years. (Musical director Mark Hartman has arranged the music for all three.)
Director Jen Wineman spoke this week with WCHL’s Aaron Keck.
If you’d like to attend the tale, “Sweeney Todd” opens on Wednesday, March 30 and runs through Saturday, April 23.