Paramount Pictures is hosting a contest for MySpace members for a "three-day/two night trip for two people to attend a global premiere of the motion picture," according to the official rules. The grand prize will include two tickets to the premiere and the chance to meet star Johnny Depp. Members only need to add the "Sweeney Todd" page as a friend; for more details, visit myspace.com/SweeneyToddMovie.
The producers of the current John Doyle-staged national tour of the musical have also teamed with DreamWorks Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures on a "Sweeney" Sweepstakes for the chance to see the Sondheim tale "both on stage and on screen!"
The winner of the latter contest will receive a "private screening of the new Tim Burton movie... for you and 50 friends," according to an announcement. Ten runners-up will win a "Sweeney Todd" prize pack, including a movie poster and an original Broadway cast recording. For more details, visit sweeneytoddtour.com/contest.
Depp stars in the new Burton film version of the Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler musical slated to hit theatres Dec. 21. Helena Bonham Carter is piemaker Mrs. Lovett in a cast that also features Alan Rickman (as Judge Turpin), Timothy Spall (Beadle Bamford), Sacha Baron Cohen (Signor Adolfo Pirelli), Laura Michelle Kelly (Beggar Woman), Jamie Campbell Bowen (Anthony), Jayne Wisener (Johanna) and Ed Sanders (Toby). For more information on the film visit sweeneytoddmovie.com.