Venue Details

Drury Lane Theatre
100 Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
630-530-8300
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 114 members
Review from BP
Red Velvet 96 events 72 reviews

The acting, the set and the venue were all first rate - no questions about it. From a technical standpoint the show was well executed. The main prop (the barber shop/meat pie bakery/slaughterhouse) served its purpose extremely well. The piece...continued

reviewed Sep 18 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Michael Keefer
Red Velvet 72 events 39 reviews

The performance itself was great. Excellent acting and singing, very well done and really nothing I would have changed except the way too loud screeching noise when someone died. The story itself is very similar to the movie that was done a few...continued

reviewed Sep 22 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from James Cunningham
Red Velvet 142 events 37 reviews

I have seen Sweeney Todd at least 5 times previously, not including the movie--this is far and away the best, The direction, the cast, the set, all were wonderful. Really enjoyed it.

reviewed Sep 04 2011 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“Don’t expect Mrs. Lovett’s meat pies as the special of the day in the dining room at the Drury Lane Oakbrook. But the filling on this grandly ambitious stage is tasty indeed. If you like intensity of flavor and a little kick.” —Chicago Tribune
“Many moments in this production are as spine-tingling for their musical beauty … as they are for their Grand Guignol violence.” —Chicago Sun-Times

Description

Music and Lyrics by: Stephen Sondheim

Book by: Hugh Wheeler

Directed By: Rachel Rockwell

Choreographed By: Rachel Rockwell

 

Stephen Sondheim’s haunting musical thriller has been hailed "the greatest musical of the past half-century” by the Wall Street Journal. Sophisticated and uncompromising, Sweeney Todd has a great sense of fun, mixing intense drama with howlingly funny moments of dark humor. You will find yourself laughing hysterically one moment and gasping in surprise the next.

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