Venue Details

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Drury Lane Theatre
100 Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
630-530-8300
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Reviews & Ratings

"Sweeney Todd"
114 ratings
4.6 average rating
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96 events
70 reviews
261 stars
attended Sep 18 2011

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

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32 events
7 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 24 2011

Both my boyfriend and I agree that this was an excellent production. The acting and singing were first class. The stage design and costuming were also incredibly good. I particularly liked their use of perspective to make the stage look much...continued

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70 events
39 reviews
12 stars
attended Sep 22 2011

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

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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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