PALMDALE – The Palmdale Playhouse and Palmdale Repertory Theatre will present “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” starting this Friday at the Playhouse, located at 38334 10th Street East in Palmdale.
Show times will be at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16 and 23, Saturday, Oct. 17 and 24 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday Oct. 18 and 25 at 2 p.m.
The play tells the infamous tale of an unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. His thirst for blood soon expands to include his unfortunate customers, and the resourceful proprietress of the pie shop downstairs soon has the people of London lining up in droves with her mysterious new meat pie recipe!
“We’re presenting this just in time for Halloween,” stated Palmdale’s Recreation Supervisor Annie Pagliaro. “This performance incorporates a visually stunning steampunk design, and we’re encouraging the audience to ‘get into the act’ by wearing Steampunk costumes.”
Tickets are $22 for adults, $18 for seniors, students and military and $12 for ages 12 and under. “Sweeney Todd” is rated PG-13 for bloody violence.
Tickets for all Palmdale Playhouse events may be purchased online at www.cityofpalmdale.org/playhouse, or at the Box Office beginning two hours before each show, 38334 10th St. East.
For more information, contact 661-267-5684.
[Information via press release from the city of Palmdale.]