THE 2012-2013 MUIR MUSICAL
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Performances of the Muir Musical production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be on April 11, 12, and 13 2013 at the Mandeville Auditorium on the UC San Diego campus. Tickets will be available through the UC San Diego Box Office.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street is a 1979 musical thriller with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and libretto by Hugh Wheeler. The musical is based on the 1973 play Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Christopher Bond. Set in 19th Century England, the musical tells the story of Benjamin Barker, alias Sweeney Todd, who returns to London after 15 years’ transportation on trumped-up charges. When he finds out that his wife poisoned herself after being raped by the judge who sent him away, he vows retribution. Teaming up with a piemaker, Mrs. Lovett, he opens a barbershop and plans his revenge.
Sweeney Todd opened on Broadway in 1979 and in the West End in 1980. In addition to several revivals the musical has been presented by opera companies. It won the Tony Award for Best Musical and Olivier Award for Best New Musical.
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