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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (The Microsoft Theatre Troupe)

October 25, 2011

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The Microsoft Theatre Troupe kicked off its 16th Season, October 20th with a performance of Stephen Sondheim’s unconventional comedic musical thriller, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Sweeney Todd tells the story of Benjamin Barker, a man who has had everything of value wrongfully taken from him including his freedom, his wife and daughter and his very own identify as he is forced to become Sweeney Todd. He returns from his false imprisonment in Australia only to discover that his wife has killed herself after being raped by the man who sentenced him to jail. It gets worse. Since the suicide of his wife, his daughter Joanna has been raised as a ward by very same man…Judge Turpin.