Monmouth College presents 'Sweeney Todd"

Cathy Decker/Staff reporter
Monmouth College presents Sweeney Todd

The Orpheum Theatre and Monmouth College Department of Theater Arts will present a production of the smash Broadway hit and recent major motion picture release, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.  All proceeds from the April 9 concert benefit the Orpheum Theatre and its capital improvement efforts.

Sweeney Todd:  The Demon Barber of Fleet Street tells the tragic tale of Benjamin Barker who is falsely imprisoned for life by a judge who desires Barker's wife, Lucy.  Lucy eventually poisons herself in despair and the judge sets his sights on Barker's daughter, Johanna. Barker escapes from jail and returns to London disguised as barber Sweeney Todd to exact revenge against the judge. Todd opens a shop above Mrs. Lovett's bakery and begins indiscriminately murdering all those whom he believes have wronged him or society.