The Spot to offer bloody treat with 'Sweeney Todd'

Benjamin Barker’s perilous barber chair takes center stage at The Spot’s production of “Sweeney Todd.” Natalie Battistone wanted to create a liminal, dream-like atmosphere with the sets.

While developing his horror-musical “Sweeney Todd,” legendary composer Stephen Sondheim said he wanted it staged in a “small dark theater ... as black as a coffin that would encompass entering audiences, offering no chance to get settled before the lights went out.”

The Spot black-box theater in Ketchum will present intimate performances of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” from April 21-24 and April 26-May 1. Each show starts at 7:30 p.m., except Saturday, April 23, which is at 2 p.m., and Sundays, which are at 4 p.m.

“Sweeney Todd” is a tale as old as time itself—a barber goes on a murderous rampage as his lover bakes the corpses into pies. Any questions?

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