Show logo: Drawing of a razor dripping blood

Sweeney Todd

The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
A Musical Thriller

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler
From an Adaptation by Christopher Bond

February 16, 18, 20, 21, 2024

Crafton-Preyer Theatre

Returning to London in search of his family after an unjust exile, Sweeney Todd reunites with his box of razors and soon his barbershop becomes a front for murder. Sweeney’s creative accomplice, Mrs. Lovett, keeps looking to him for something he’s incapable of giving her, love. Through mortal wounds and brilliant melodies, revenge and yearning loom large in this classic Sondheim masterpiece. It’s bloody chaos and a 100% can’t-miss! Just don’t eat the pie. Staged in collaboration with KU Opera and featuring the KU Symphony Orchestra.

This production includes adult themes and violent imagery. It may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Creative Team

Directed by Stella Markou
Musical Direction by Ryan McCall
Conducted by Creston Herron
Scenic Design by Dennis Christilles
Costume Design by Knox McClendon
Lighting Design by Ann Sitzman
Stage Management by Jenna Link

Patron Information

  • Infrared hearing-assistive headsets are available these performances. Audio description for the visually impaired may be requested in advance from KU Audio Reader. Visit Accessibility for more information.

Ticket Information

  • Tickets are available in person at the University Theatre Box Office in Murphy Hall, by calling 785-864-3982, or online at the links below.

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Ticket Prices

  • Adults - $25

  • Children - $10

  • KU Faculty/Staff - $20

  • KU Students - $15 ($10 if purchased in advance)

  • Senior Citizens - $20