Sweeney Todd Aurora Tickets
Sweeney Todd is the musical famous for its tale of the demon barber and his poverty-stricken but wily landlady, Mrs. Lovett. It’s a fascinating story but it’s not for the faint of heart. “I think 'Sweeney Todd' has endured for 150 years because it's a really gripping tale,” says Stephen Sondheim, the creator of the acclaimed musical. “It's a tragedy in the classic tradition about someone who goes out for revenge and ends up destroying himself.”
The story opens as Todd and a young man named Anthony dock in London in 1846. Todd tells Anthony of his life before when he lived in London with his lovely wife, Lucy, and their baby daughter Johanna. Todd was desperately happy—that is, until the Great Judge Turpin took a fancy to his wife and banished him on trumped-up charges.
As Todd and Anthony reach a meat-pie shop, Todd enters and meets the owner, Mrs. Lovett, who complains of the lack of meat for her pies. When Mr. Todd asks about the empty room above her shop, Mrs. Lovett tells him the story of the man who used to live there.
His name was Benjamin Barker and he was a barber. Tragically, the judge had him sent away on false charges so he could have his way with Barker’s wife, who then poisoned herself. Judge Turpin then took their daughter as his ward. Todd’s reaction tells Mrs. Lovett the truth – he himself is Benjamin Barker, returned from his banishment to take his revenge on Judge Turpin. Todd and Lovett create a plan to fulfill Todd’s plan while providing meat for Mrs. Lovett’s shop. In the interim, Anthony and Johanna fall in love and plan to elope. Todd spirals out of control when he learns Mrs. Lovett has been keeping a terrible secret. The biggest shock of all arises when the identity of a local beggar woman is revealed.
The Paramount Theatre in Aurora, Illinois is a performing arts center located in the heart of the city. Furnished in the Art Deco style with a hint of Venetian elements, this unique theater was built in 1931 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
This production of Sweeney Todd at the Paramount Theatre is certain to be a fantastic performance. The theater also stages performances of other popular musicals and plays, including Mamma Mia! and The Little Mermaid. Check out the performance schedule for these fantastic shows and get your tickets at StubHub.
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