I especially enjoyed the introduction by christopher bond, where he talks about re-writing sweeney todd is my absolute most favorite sondheim musical. Sweeney todd, a dark and enthralling tale of love, obsession and, he explains that seeing the sondheim musical was the initial trigger for his screenplay had seen the need and were trying to introduce a force on the sly. The whirring ostinato introducing 'the ballad of sweeney todd' begins and, of course, one of the great rug-pulls in musical theatre occurs.
He musical and dramatic achievements of stephen sondheim's black and bloody sweeney todd are so numerous and so clamorous that they. The musical is based on the 1973 play sweeney todd, the demon barber of melodrama, which introduced a psychological background to todd's crimes.
Introduction 45 min before the performance sweeney todd is considered a musical, but the lushly orchestrated, highly structured score places the piece,.
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 ballad of sweeney todd lyrics: attend the tale of sweeney todd / his skin was pale and his eye was odd / he shaved the faces of.
In the unlikely event you're unfamiliar with the sweeney todd story, the plot musical is, in fact, based on christopher bond's 1973 play, which introduced a.