Apr 16, 2021 7:30 PM
Apr 18, 2021 2:00 PM
Orpheum Theater

409 S 16th St
Omaha, NE 68102



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Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
From an Adaptation by Christopher Bond

Originally Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Originally Produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in Association with Dean and Judy Manos
Sweeney Todd is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


This dark, Tony Award-winner for Best Musical by Stephen Sondheim has thrilled opera audiences across the nation. Leading an all-star cast are two of Omaha’s most dynamic and acclaimed artists, conductor Hal France (Opera Omaha’s Artistic Director from 1995-2005) and director Susan Clement-Toberer (Producing Artistic Director, BLUEBARN Theatre), making her Opera Omaha debut.

After escaping an unjust life sentence in prison, Sweeney Todd uses a new alias to resume work in his London barber shop above Mrs. Lovett’s struggling pie shop. Swearing vengeance against the corrupt Judge Turpin who sentenced him and tore his family apart, Todd and Lovett devise a deadly scheme that fulfills both of their needs. This all-star cast features Emily Pulley (2019 Faust), returning to Opera Omaha in the role of Mrs. Lovett and Zachary James in his Opera Omaha debut as the sinister Sweeney Todd.