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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sweeney Todd:  The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
South Coast Repertory
Thru - Feb 16, 2019

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South Coast Repertory

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Los Angeles Times- Recommended

"...Nicholson's production is admirably straightforward. If his actors don't always seem stylistically in sync, if the characterizations sometimes seem overemphatic and at other times underdone, if occasionally a supporting player turns a song into a spot on "The Voice," the musical storytelling is nonetheless clean, crisp and compulsive."
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Charles McNulty



Stage and Cinema- Somewhat Recommended

"...South Coast Rep's admirable but somewhat unsatisfying production opened last night with a look of Penny Dreadfuls - the cheap popular serial literature that introduced Todd in the late 1840s - done Music Hall style with some furniture sliding on- and off-stage and gorgeous black-and-white roll drops to suggest the scene (a landing on either side of the stage served as a second story). John Iacovelli's set is indeed inspired, but the set-up allowed for us to see actors approaching their scenes from the side, diffusing the shock value for some entrances."
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Tony Frankel



Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended

"...There will be blood all month in Costa Mesa as South Coast Repertory debuts its scaled-down but still powerful, sensationally performed 40th-anniversary revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Weaver's musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street.."
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Steven Stanley