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SWEENEY TODD November 2019

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Three sold-out performances and high praise for MSM's production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Enjoy this trailer for MSM Musical Theatre's production of Sondheim's musical thriller, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street!

Production Information

NOV 8 & 9, 2019 | 7:30 PM
NOV 10, 2019 | 2:30 PM

MSM Musical Theatre presents Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

The chill-inducing story of Benjamin Barker, an unjustly exiled man who returns to London as “Sweeney Todd” to seek vengeance against the corrupt judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. This dark, witty, Tony Award-winning tale of love, murder, and revenge is not for the faint of heart!

Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
From an Adaptation by CHRISTOPHER BOND

Ted Pappas, Director and Choreographer
David Loud, Musical Director

$30 adults, $15 students and seniors

Neidorff-Karpati Hall
Manhattan School of Music
130 Claremont Ave. (just north of W. 122nd St.)
New York, NY 10027

Click here to read the full program


SLIDESHOW: Photography by Brian Hatton

Audience praise for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 

“MSM Musical Theatre program’s production was absolutely remarkable in every way. Paul Huntley wigs, David Loud music directing a 28-piece orchestra of some of the finest musicians in New York, a cast of young talent all extraordinary and making these roles their own. Genius direction by Ted Pappas. Just everything was fantastic. This school is A+ when it comes to musicals. I haven’t seen a Broadway show that effected me like that in a long long time.”


“One of my most memorable theater experiences of all time after living in NYC for 37 years. Cast, leads, music, costumes, lighting, orchestra, choreography, staging all fantastic. I will never forget this night. Ever.”


“What an excellent musical! The acting, singing and orchestra were each outstanding. Looking forward to more productions, thank you for the opportunity to watch.”


“I am wildly impressed. I cannot believe the singers are all undergraduates! This truly exceeded anything I’ve seen on Broadway. Everything was topnotch—not just the onstage talent, but the sets, costumes, and direction.”


“Last year’s Cabaret was one of the best shows ever, but tonight’s show was equally remarkable! The two leads—Sam Johns and Subiya Mboya—were absolutely perfect, and the ensemble was exceptional.”

MSM original artwork

Jonathan Tunick attends the tale of Sweeney Todd

MSM’s production featured original orchestrations by the legendary Jonathan Tunick, who is one of just 15 EGOT winners (recipients of all four major American entertainment awards — Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony).

It was an honor to have him in the audience of MSM’s production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 40 years after it opened on Broadway!

Top, L to R: Jonathan Tunick, Sarah Thorn (Beggar Woman), Judith Clurman (MSM Faculty), Chris Savino (Tobias Ragg), and Subiya Mboya (Mrs. Lovett); Bottom Left: Jonathan Tunick, Kate Owens (Johanna); Bottom Right: Jonathan Tunick, Chris Savino (Tobias Ragg)

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