Author: Gail Armand

Sweeney Todd, where the blood is an effect of the lights and the guts is all music Hawai’i Performing Arts Festival’s “Sweeney Todd : The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” brings us to a stylish mod/London punk set, with miniskirts and high heeled sneakers and that fog creeping across the floor like a ghost coming and going, the spirits of those bloodily dispatched by the demon barber perhaps. The Stephen Sondheim/Hugh Wheeler musical is delivered with operatic voice, the power of the music accenting the macabre and the mayhem. Jesse Malgieri as Sweeney Todd unrolls as a tragic figure as…

Read More