"SWEENEY TODD" will be the Masquers' fall musical, kicking off our 36th season. “Sweeney Todd” will run for four weekends beginning October 23 and through November 15.
Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 1979 musical thriller with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. The musical is based on the 1973 play Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Christopher Bond. Set in 19th century England, the musical tells the story of Benjamin Barker, alias Sweeney Todd, who returns to London after 15 years' transportation on trumped-up charges, to take revenge on the judge who banished him. It is darker than the Masquers' usual, but is not without its lighter moments.