Happy Hour #2: A Sweeney Soirée - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Happy Hallowe’en! We get spooky with the scariest musical of all time King Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”. This week we make revelations about who has the power, add fuel to the fire of the eternal debate of who is the best Mrs Lovett, discuss whether or not Nellie Lovett is really as a misguided as she seems and Jimi dances live to the one and only “Disco Sweeney Todd”. Yes, it exists.
There're a lot of Sweeney Todd recordings, but you can grab the Original Broadway Cast here:
Happy Hallowe’en! Jimi went as a Newsie (specifically the beautiful Tommy Bracco) and Tommy as the equally beautiful Bob Belcher from Bob’s Burgers. We both killed it this year. We know. What did you dress up as? There may be a prize for the best submission. There may also not be. That’s where the fun lies.
Come bask in the flickering glow that is the ending of Hangover Square.
Sharpen your pitchforks, folks! Is this the most controversial YouTube video of 2015? Millions of Helena Bonham Carter fans agree. Who do you think is the ultimate Lovett?
Go buy the Sondheim Bibles a.k.a. “Finishing the Hat” and “Look, I Made a Hat” to witness copious tidbits of awesomeness from “Saturday Night” to “Road Show” and plenty more in between. Plus they feature what Jimi thinks is the sexiest photo of Stephen Sondheim in existence. Page XVI of “Finishing…” for those following along at home. Stud.
We love amateur musical theater! The founding fathers MTI have made it super easy for you to love it too. Go click this link and search your location to see what’s on in your area - then go and support!
And, if you want to see that infotastic documentary that MTI made with big Steve, you can check it here. Dig in. It's almost an hour long.
Here’s the picture of Patti LuPone with a tuba. Enough said, really. Do with it as you see fit. Tommy keeps it above his bed. Jimi burned it.
Here’s the stunningly terrifying Imelda Staunton strutting her pie-shaped stuff at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s 2012 revival.
Make it your life’s work to watch this video of Disco Sweeney Todd. It will change everything. Please petition your local nightclubs to get it on their setlist.