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Lyric Stage presents Sweeney Todd

As culinary crimes go, Sweeney Todd is one of the most delicious. The barber who seeks revenge on the judge who framed him discovers he has a thirst for blood and is soon slicing the upper-crust throats of 19th-century London. He teams up with an enterprising neighbor who has a mouth-watering recipe for meat pies. Soon her pie shop has lines running around the block, creating a real supply problem. Macabre, toe-tapping, hilarious, Sweeney Todd is a musical theater experience that makes you laugh one minute and jump out of your seat the next. It also makes you wonder what composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim and book writer Hugh Wheeler were tippling when they came up with the idea for a singing killer barber. Presented by Lyric Stage, Tuesday at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. Tickets are $20 to $45. Call 972-252-2787.
Tue., Sept. 12
 
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