Ask any of your image-conscious homies and they'll tell you that nothing is more horrifying than a bad haircut. We know this from sad personal experience. During one soul-crushing visit to an overzealous stylist armed with shears of shame, we watched our dignity fall to the floor with each lopped-off lock.
We may have lost our pride, but at least we kept our heads and necks intact, unlike the wickedly deserving victims of Sweeney Todd (The Demon Barber of Fleet Street). Stephen Sondheims song-packed melodrama about the Victorian serial-killer barber was recently turned into a big-screen Hollywood flick starring Johnny Depp, and this touring theatrical production tells the oft-told tale from the perspective of the big stage at Gammage Auditorium.
The musical chronicles the story of an anti-hero wrongly sentenced to do time in Australia. Returning to find his wife dead by suicide, the scissors-wielding slasher teams up with England's worst baker to unleash a fiendish plot involving delicious meat pies with exotic ingredients.
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