Amanda McBroom and George Ball are the stars of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, playing Feb. 9-27, at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza in L.A. Produced by Rob O'Neill and Mary Beth Cunin, the musical is directed by Michael Michetti and has musical direction by Ilana Eden.Based on an old British myth and borrowed from a play written by Christopher Bond, Sweeney Todd combines realism, satire and Gothic horror in telling the story of a Victorian-age butcher who made tasty meat pies out of his customers. Sondheim's score is considered by many theatre fans to be one of his best.
Tickets to the Gold Coast Plays production range between $22-$28. For tickets call (805) 583-8700; for information call (805) 449-ARTS.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent