Wyatt and I saw Sweeney Todd last night.
This Sweeney Todd:
Not this one.
Anyway, a man from my work has season tickets to the theater and couldn't go to this show so I ended up with the pair of tickets for free! Sweet! I must say, despite the recent publicity of the show (due to the Johny Depp movie), I really had no idea what it was about...except for the part about the demon barber. The show was entertaining in a sick and twisted kind of way. I did enjoy the lighter parts of the show - which were still pretty dark, aka: dark comedy. Other than that, I think I was too disturbed with the rest of the story to really enjoy it. I purposefully didn't read up on the show so it'd be a surprise when we went. Well, with all the singing and music playing, I was able to gather only half of the preface of the story. So when I asked Wyatt about it during intermission (he read Wikipedia) it put me over the top after I knew how the rest of the story went. Regardless of what musical theater show I'm attending, I just don't like the shrilling sound of both the instruments and women's opera voices. And this show had a lot of that. To sum my opinion up in a nut shell: First Act = okay, Second Act = enjoyed it, Third Act = could've done without. My favorite part of the whole show - when the Judge's lyrics to the song were "bom, bom, bom, bom, bom..."