Ocean Beach Playhouse and Arts Center
4944 Newport Ave San Diego
Sondheim is at his bloody best in the Tony-winning Sweeney Todd, his macabre masterpiece about a barbaric barber and an even more beastly baker. Set on the seedy side streets of 19th-century London, the musical tells the tale of the title character, who returns to the city after 15 years of exile, with a plan to exact revenge on the corrupt judge who banished him and stole his wife. He teams up with local baker Mrs. Lovett, who's in desperate need for fresh meat for her pies, and together they cook up a plot to solve both of their problems. "There is more artistic energy, creative personality and plain excitement than in a dozen average musicals," The New York Times raved. "Mr. Sondheim has composed an endlessly inventive, highly expressive score that works indivisibly from his brilliant and abrasive lyrics." The OB Playhouse brings this deliciously dark tale to life on its intimate stage in San Diego.
Thru - Jun 16, 2019
Box Office: 619-222-0836