Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical for its Broadway premiere. An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London hungry for more. Stephen Sondheim’s and Hugh Wheeler’s tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences around the world.
Says Producing Artistic Director Derek Van Barham, “For our 10th anniversary season, it felt important to celebrate with a master of the musical form—and it doesn’t get much better than Sondheim. It will be fun to take on another visceral tale of revenge, but this time with a twist on class. Whereas Cruel Intentions allows the elite to wreak havoc, no one is safe in Sweeney Todd, where those above will serve those down below. Another show of the flesh, this will be a dark delight for the Halloween season, a Sweeney you can smell and taste and feel.”
All performances will be held at
The Chopin Theater
1543 W Division St in Chicago.
NOTE: Sweeney Todd is being performed in the basement studio space of the Chopin Theatre. Entry into the space requires traveling down stairs and is not wheelchair accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Be sure to bring ALL of these necessary items with you for entry into the theater:
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test
- Valid photo ID
- Proper face coverage
Patrons are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test, along with valid photo ID, upon arrival. Additionally, patrons must wear proper face coverings upon entry, while seated during the performance and when not actively eating or drinking in the lobby spaces. Early arrival is recommended, and patrons should be ready to present this information as they enter.
SWEENEY TODD is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com