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Sweeney Todd Reviews

Drury Lane Theatre (Oakbrook Terrace, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

"Sweeney Todd"
114 ratings
4.6 average rating
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70 reviews
246 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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11 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 01 2011

This production feels very fresh, with all roles showcasing the talented actors.

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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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39 reviews
10 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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37 reviews
27 stars
attended Sep 04 2011

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.

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36 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 30 2011

I've seen other performances of Sweeney Todd. This one was very well performed and fairly true, I think, to the original script and design.
I like that the political undertone of Sweeney becoming a mad butcher in response to his life being ruined...continued

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23 reviews
11 stars
attended Sep 25 2011

This was a wonderful production! The cast was deep with uber-talented voices & the lighting and sound techs deserved their own standing ovation! The lighting made a dark comedy 10 shades creepier. My entire family loved it, even my children....continued

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20 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 24 2011

I live in the city and seldom go to "suburban theater" .... this was well worth the drive!!

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10 stars
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13 reviews
12 stars
attended Aug 27 2011

The cast and ensemble are very talented making this dark and unique Sondheim spectacle thoroughly enjoyable. Liz McCartney brings a fresh comedic approach to the quirky Mrs. Lovett and has terrific chemistry with Gregg Edelman. Clever staging of...continued

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12 reviews
15 stars
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10 reviews
23 stars
attended Sep 15 2011

This is a spectacular production of a landmark musical. I've seen "Sweeney Todd," quite a few times before; this show still gave me goose bumps. Go see it!

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9 reviews
6 stars
attended Sep 08 2011

The music was Great!! as was the tale. Captivatingly errie.

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9 reviews
7 stars
attended Oct 01 2011

Drury Lane always does a fantastic job, and this was no exception. It was a top-notch production.

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9 reviews
13 stars
attended Sep 24 2011

Love how easy it is to go to this venue--free parking, small theater (don't think there is a bad seat) and well done performances. Thought this particular play utilized scene changes very well. We were on the left side and no obstructed view at...continued

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9 reviews
6 stars
attended Sep 01 2011

This version of Sweeney Todd was very exciting and moved along very quickly. The singing was first rate as was most of the acting, especially Liz McCartney as Ms. Lovett. The chorus was very powerful. The set & lighting were very creative.

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8 reviews
16 stars
attended Sep 03 2011

Excellent production with Broadway veterans as Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett and strong supporting cast. Amazing voices, sets, and lighting. I'd never been to this theater but I will definitely go back!
Easy to reach from the northern suburbs...continued

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8 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 29 2011

Excellent singing and costumes for this musically stirring show. Fine sound and seating, though some numbers with multiple voices are difficult to hear clearly or understand. Sondheim fans should enjoy this production but the material and...continued

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8 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 09 2011

Excellent talent, set was fantastic, and murder was fun!

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8 reviews
6 stars
attended Sep 14 2011

Fantastic--Fantastic--Fantastic

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