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796 Star Starred
A.C.T.
near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-749-2ACT
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attended Sep 06 2007

I have seen other versions of Sweeny Todd before, but after seeing John Doyle's version, I have no doubt that it remains Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece. The staging allows... continued

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24 stars
attended Sep 01 2007

Despite being on the Second Balcony looking down, it was a good production. I could hear what they were singing/saying most of the time except for just the begining when... continued

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Len
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attended Sep 06 2007

One of the worst uninspired shows I have ever seen.

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Quotes & Highlights

Winner of two 2006 Tony Awards
“One helluva show!” —New York Times
“In this dark and dazzling reinvention, Sweeney Todd stakes its claim as the gold standard for the next hundred years.” —Rolling Stone

Description

The hit Broadway revival of Sondheim’s musical thriller arrives at A.C.T.. In this visionary and reimagined production of Sweeney Todd, the legendary demon barber of Fleet Street still serves up his justice vigilante-style, but director John Doyle has created an edgier, stripped-down staging of Sondheim’s masterpiece complete with a multitalented cast of actors playing all the instruments onstage. The intimate result delivers wicked pleasure in a chilling evening of theater that “burrows into your thoughts with a poisoned seductiveness” (New York Times). With its naughty humor and infectious melodies, Sweeney Todd knows how to show you a bloody good time!

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by Hugh Wheeler

Directed and designed by John Doyle