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Phone (702) 732-7225
Price $25 in advance
Age Suitability None Specified
Category Theater

Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sunday, Jan 6, 2013 2:00p
Onyx Theatre Las Vegas, NV

The Onyx Theatre’s own intimate, fully staged, innovative rendition of Sondheim’s Musical Thriller returns to the stage due to popular demand. Once again combining professional live musicians with a powerhouse local cast to tell this tragic tale the way it deserves to be told. Don’t miss this second and final chance to be among the ghosts of Fleet Street as you witness murder, incest, and cannibalism set to music – an experience you can only get at Las Vegas’s premiere indie art house, the Onyx.

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Onyx Theatre
953 E. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89114
(702) 732-7225
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Reviews & Comments
Jan 08, 2013 - secondopinion
See Real Theater by the Hardest Working Crew in Vegas

If not the hardest, they sure sweat a lot. And sing a lot. And fill the little Onyx theater next to the porn place with action and music for over 2 hours.

I have never been a Sondheim believer. I think of him a lyricist who writes musicals and never exceeded the lyrics for Westside which of course would be hard to do. He is not on my great Broadway list. And Sweeney Todd is a bit too arch and forced in direction to be among the best even of its time though it is celebrated so others thought more of it then I did.

All that said this is an all out production with enough humor and song and energy to be quite special in the wasteland we call home. You will not find theater like this on the strip and so far not at the Smith Center. And certainly not this up close and over the top. All the performers are quite good led by Chris Mayse who unbelievably chooses to work like this on his nights off from Defending the Caveman. Troy Tinker also was very effective.

Beware the first row unless you want to be part of the action. It is intimate up there. The use of space is clever but it does lack a big theater sense of dimension. They apparently adapted the action for the parlor approach but I do not know the original. This worth your time. GO.

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