Sunday, February 15, 2009

There will be blood, and pies

I'm off to see Sweeney Todd at the Scranton Cultural Center, courtesy of a friend. I'll let you (and the performers!) know how it goes.

Not to be confused with Todd Sweeney, a British racer from the 1950's. I had the Corgi Rockets Todd Sweeney car when I was a kid, though I don't remember it looking like this.


Todd HellsKitchen said...

Funny... I was just looking at a CD for the soundtrack of the S.T. movie at Circuit City in the 40% off bin but decided it was one of those things I wouldn't really need to hear more than once... I liked the stage show a lot though... I saw the original Angela Lansbury/ Len Cariou one, I mean... The Patty Lupone one later was awful... Hope you had a nice production of it!

supertiff said...

oh, have a great time! i love going to the theater. in fact, i'm going to see RENT again (for maybe, the 15th time?) on thursday with my 2 littlest sisters and my ex-stepmom. and i'm itching to get a few tickets to spamalot while it's still here.

anyway, i've never seen sweeney todd. saw a little bit of the movie on a plane, but never the show.

hope you love it!

D.B. Echo said...

Oh, wow! Is it the same touring company as last year? I have to say, I liked RENT a lot more than Sweeney Todd. I went to see S.T. with the same friend I saw RENT with last year.

D.B. Echo said...

No, I guess it's the Broadway cast on tour now...yayyy them, but waaah OUR cast! I just sent Christine Dwyer (Maureen) a friend request on MySpace - she has some updates there. I wonder what Angel is up to?

hedera said...

I saw S.T. live at (I think) the Golden Gate Theater in San Francisco, years ago. Don't remember the cast. That is one really strange show (not improved by bad theater acoustics). What annoys me about it is that it doesn't really have any numbers you can sing, walking down the street. Give me a musical I can sing in the shower at the gym, without getting arrested for cannibalism.

D.B. Echo said...

I know just what you mean! Though I did find myself humming "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd" as I goy into the car. But, seriously, it's not like Les Mis, where you can sing the songs all day:

Look down, look down
It's something you should do
Look down, look down
You're walking in some poo...

OK, I don't remember the lyrics exactly.