October 2022

27Octallday31alldaySweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street


Event Details

Just in time for the Halloween season, the Ned R. McWherter West Tennessee Cultural Arts Center presents Stephen Sondheim’s Tony-Award-winning, musical thriller “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street October 27 through 31. The show is directed by Kristin Klonowski, with music direction by Ned Performing Arts Manager David McCall.

Set in Victorian Age London, the dark, terrifying story follows Sweeney Todd, a broken man set on revenge, and the practical albeit depraved pie shop owner, Ms. Lovett. Audiences will get goosebumps as they “attend the tale” told through beautiful and haunting Sondheim songs, such as “Not While I’m Around” and “Johanna.” The performance is recommended for those 13 years of age and older.

“We have some of the best vocal talent in Jackson that came together for this show! It is sure to be a crowd pleaser.” Director Kristin Klonowski describes. “Sweeney Todd has it all-the thrills, laughs, a few tears, and some of the best music Sondheim ever created. There’s something for everyone and will be a great addition to your Halloween festivities.”

“Sweeney Todd is no average musical. Revenge and corruption are on the menu, but packaged with laugh-out-loud surprises and emotional punches – all served with the greatest music written for the stage,”   David McCall added. ”The local actors and musicians have brought out their very best to deliver an evening in the theatre Jackson won’t soon forget.”

The audience is invited to wear costumes during the Halloween night performance to be immersed completely in the diabolical moments of Sweeney Todd.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street performances:

Thursday             October 27          7:00 p.m.
Friday                    October 28          7:00 p.m.
Saturday              October 29          7:00 p.m.
Sunday                 October 30          2:00 p.m.
Monday               October 31          9:00 p.m.

Ticket prices:
Adult $20.00
Senior $15.00
Children $15.00  (13 years old and up recommended)

Tickets for the Thursday through Saturday performances are available online at:  thened.jacksontn.gov
Visit the website or call 731-425-8397 for more information about upcoming events at the Ned.


October 27 (Thursday) - 31 (Monday)



The Ned, 314 East Main Street, Jackson, TN 38301