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Sweet Revenge: Theatre presents dark comedy of Sweeney Todd
Posted: 02/15/2013
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"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," the modern-day morality tale about the terrible consequences of violence and revenge, is the latest Mainstage performance by the University Theatre Productions that will hit the stage this month.

The production runs February 27-28, March 1-2 at 7:30 p.m. and March 3 at 2 p.m. at the Albert L. Jeffers Theatre in the Communication Arts and Sciences Building (ARHU) on the corner of University Drive and Sugar Road.

This is the famous Stephen Sondheim musical about the legendary barber and his pie-making accomplice, Mrs. Lovett. Sweeney exacts a terrible revenge for the wrongs he has suffered, but at what cost to his soul? Though filled with dark humor and lovely tunes, Sweeney Todd never strays far from the madness that resonates through the streets of mid-19th century London. Nothing like Sweeney and his gruesome revenge ("he never forgot and he never forgave") can ever touch us now. Or can it?

Ticket pricing: Reserve seating, $15; general admission, $12; non-UTPA students with school ID, $5; and UTPA students/faculty/staff with UTPA valid ID, $3 plus one guest at $3.

Note that no children below the third grade level will be admitted.

For school matinee information, reservations, group reservations or to be added to the University Theatre mailing list, call the University Theatre Box Office at (956) 665-3581 or email Elva Galvan at galvane@utpa.edu.