Sweeney Todd Musical (11/12-14, 11/19-21)


Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

November 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m.
November 14 and 21 at 3 p.m.


 All attendees must adhere to NJCU Theater COVID-19 Protocols

One of the most infamous and dark musicals ever written, Sweeney Todd is the unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after 15 years of exile to take revenge on the lecherous judge who framed him, ravaged his young wife, and ruined his life. When revenge eludes him, Sweeney swears vengeance on the entire human race, murdering as many people as he can, while his business associate Mrs. Lovett bakes the bodies into meat pies and sells them to the unsuspecting public. Perhaps composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s most perfect score, Sweeney Todd is lush, operatic, and full of soaring beauty, pitch-black comedy and stunning terror. It’s one of the signal achievements of the American musical theater of the last 50 years, and it’s the high watermark of Sondheim’s six remarkable collaborations with director Harold Prince.

West Side Theatre
285 West Side Avenue
Jersey City, N.J. 07305

$25 Public | $10 Students/Seniors
No Sales at Door, Tickets Must be Purchased in Advance