Inspired by the ‘penny dreadfuls’ of Victorian London, Sweeney Todd is a macabre and sophisticated comedy. Sondheim’s score is filled with classic opera tropes like wrongful imprisonment, mistaken identity, murder, and revenge. It is known far and wide as one of the greatest scores ever, written for the modern American stage. Join us to experience this renowned musical comedy like never before: with the brilliancy of a full operatic setting with high quality singing!
And to sweeten the pie, so to speak, New Orleans Opera is excited to present for the first time on a professional stage together, the very talented Grimsley family! Greer Grimsley stars as the murderous barber slicing a path of bloody revenge through Victorian London. Joining him is New Orleans’ favorite Luretta Bybee as his wicked partner in crime Mrs Lovett, and introducing recent Loyola University graduate Emma Grimsley as Sweeney’s long lost daughter, Johanna.
If you feel like escaping Acadia Park Apartments in Houma, Louisiana for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that!
Sunday, February 12, 2017—2:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
Mahalia Jackson Theatre of the Performing Arts
1419 Basin Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116