Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Attend the Tale of Sweeney Todd? Yes We Did!
Whats the best reason to keep your child out until 11:30 on a school night? In our household its to see a loved one play the revenge obssessed Sweeeney Todd in Stephen Sondheims masterpiece by the same name.
Crooked halos godfather kicked arse (as his murderous sidekick Mrs Lovett would say)!You see in the musical theatre kingdom ,playing the Demon Barber of Fleet Street is akin to playing Hamlet. To check that role off of your actor to-do list is no small feat,and "the Don" was as sharp in the role as the blade his character used to do his terrible work.
As a side note of interest,the actress playing Mrs Lovett was also quite brilliant,and is perhaps most well known in "mommy world" for being the voice of Baby Bop.This morning my oldest baby got right up to go to school. No complaints from her,if your gonna dance at the party you gotta be willing to pay the piper. Shouldn't that be "pay the choreographer"?