This morning on Eklektikos, John chats with members of the Austin Theatre Project who performed songs from their latest production of Stephen Sondheim‘s Sweeney Todd. Check out their Studio 1A performances below. The show will run through October 30th at the BAM Performing Arts Center, located at 113 Industrial Blvd C-3. Visit ATP’s website for more on show dates and times. Austin Theatre Project’s mission is to be “a center of artistic and educational growth for the greater Austin community through outstanding productions and services for a wide audience.”
Sweeney Todd is an infamous tale set in 19th century London, and centers around its title character, an unjustly exiled barber who is seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up, and the carnage has only just begun!