Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Sweeney Todd opens September 28 and runs through October 8 at Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church! See below for information about the show, seating & tickets, the cast, and content advisories!
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Experience the dark, witty and Tony Award-winning tale of love, murder and revenge as you never have before! Our reimagined production is set in the round and immersive! Audiences will be transported to 19th century London as the show takes place all around them, with some audience members even having the opportunity to join the action!
Returned to London following a wrongful banishment, barber Sweeney Todd’s thirst for vengeance against the corrupt judge who sent him away leads him on a murderous spree. Aided by his downstairs neighbor, baker Mrs. Lovett, the two concoct an unappetizing scheme as they terrorize the city.
Featuring the songs “The Worst Pies in London,” “A Little Priest,” “Johanna” and “Not While I’m Around,” this deliciously dark musical serves horror with a slice of humor.
“Mr. Sondheim has composed an endlessly inventive, highly expressive score that works indivisibly from his brilliant and abrasive lyrics.”
― The New York Times
Running time is approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes, with one intermission.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street contains material which may not be suitable for all audiences. The production contains sexual content, violence, gore, gun use, and death. This production is suitable for individuals familiar/comfortable with content which is typically rated R.
For a more in-depth look at the content advisory, click the link below.
We need three (3) volunteers per night to cover the positions of box office, greeter, and house manager/usher. As a volunteer, you also get to see that performance for free*!
All volunteers will need to arrive at the performance venue by 6:20pm on the night you select to volunteer. Click the link to access the Volunteer Sign Up form and reserve your spot!
After you sign up for a time, watch for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to reserve your seat for the show and other important info.
Questions? Email us at email@example.com and we will get back to you asap!
*After signing up, volunteers will receive an email with a one time use code for a free ticket to the performance they've signed up for. This code can be used for any general admission seat available.
Use the link below to sign up to volunteer for Sweeney Todd!
As an immersive production, seats highlighted in green will be fully immersed and involved in the show. Seats highlighted in yellow (general seating) will have some interaction, and seats highlighted in red are fully non-immersive and will not have cast interaction.
By purchasing an immersive seat or general seating, you are agree to possibly be touched and pulled into the world of the show. NO BLOOD (real or fake) will be used in this production.
This production is being presented as theatre in the round/immersively. The action will be happening all around the room with a good portion centered in the "triangle" space between the tables and the open space just south of the tables. The main "play spaces" are shown by the circles in the image.
The immersive table seating will be on benches with no back, and include a fully edible personal pie that is served to you during the performance.
Table/Immersive Seating is $35
Fully Non-Immersive Seating is $30
General Seating is $25 for adults and $20 for student/senior/military
For this production, all performances are evening performances.
Box Office opens at 6:30pm
House opens at 7:05pm
Show Starts at 7:30pm
Due to the nature of this production, there will be NO LATE ENTRY, so please arrive on time.
Ensemble/US Mrs. Lovett
Ensemble/US Beggar Woman
Ensemble/US Sweeney Todd & Judge Turpin
Ensemble/US Beadle Bamford
Ensemble/US Anthony Hope
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street contains the following content which may not be suitable for all audiences. This content includes the following:
Characters will depict relationships which include sexual references and innuendo, implied nudity, inappropriate conduct with minors, and sexual violence, including rape. Specific acts are highly stylized and theatrical but may be intense for some viewers.
The show contains the reoccurrence of murder and physical violence. Human remains are shown to be used as ingredients and unknowingly consumed by several characters. Scenes which depict these events are highly stylized and, in some cases, approached with dark humor. This production will not use fake (or real) blood other than showing it as a stain on fabric material.
This productions themes include violence and revenge and will contain several scenes of intense and frightening nature. There are many moments of staged intense violence. A prop gun is present and used on stage.
This production is set in the round and immersive. As such, some seats may be subject to being touched by the performers. There will be the use of theatrical haze and strobe effect. This is a high auditory intensive show - multiple scenes feature a high-pitched loud whistle sound. If you have auditory sensitivities, we suggest using earplugs or headphones. The music is dissonant in nature and sounds are meant to be jarring at times.