Repertory Philippines presents "Sweeney Todd," with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, from November 14 to December 13, 2009 (Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 3:30 p.m.) at Onstage Greenbelt 1.
It will star the country’s top theater actors, Audie Gemora in the title role and Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo as Mrs. Lovett.
A dark and enthralling tale of love, obsession, murder, revenge and, ultimately, redemption, "Sweeney Todd" is set in 18th-century London, where life is not for the faint-hearted and only the fittest survive.
The musical tells the story of Sweeney Todd, who returns from a penal colony where he has spent 15 years on false charges. When he learns that his wife had poisoned herself after being raped by Judge Turpin (the man who wrongly imprisoned him), and that his daughter is the ward of the same judge, he vows revenge. Sweeney Todd reopens his barbershop and becomes the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, the most notorious barber who ever practiced his trade.
For tickets and inquiries, call 8870710, or visit www.repertory-philippines.com. Show buying for raising opportunities now available, please contact Ms. Rose Silva at 0917-5280765.