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FULL SWEENEY TODD (Sondheim) Los Angeles 1982 George Hearn, Angela Lansbury

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  • TV Director: Terry Hughes  
  • Date Published: 2008  
  • Format: DVD
  • Quality Video: 4 Audio:4
  • Subtitles: yessubs, ensubs, essubs, othersubs  
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It’s 1846. Sweeney Todd (George Hearn) and Anthony Hope (Cris Groenendaal), greeted only by a crazed beggar woman (Sara Woods), sail into London, where Todd implies he has been before, but not in quite some time. Todd heads to his old stomping grounds of Fleet Street, where he runs across the pie shop belonging to Mrs. Nellie Lovett (Dame Angela Lansbury), who professes to make the worst meat pies in London due to the high cost of meat. The upstairs of her building has sat empty since no one wants to rent a space that is considered haunted by its long ago tenant, barber Benjamin Barker, who was falsely accused and ultimately sentenced by the sadistic Judge Turpin (Edmund Lyndeck) and who was shipped away to prison in Botany Bay, Australia, leaving his wife Lucy and infant daughter Johanna alone in the world. Todd comes to an agreement with Mrs. Lovett to rent the upstairs of her building so that he can…

Musical numbers

“Prelude: The Ballad of Sweeney Todd: ‘Attend The Tale of Sweeney Todd…'” – Full Cast

Act I

“No Place Like London” – Anthony, Todd, Beggar Woman
“The Barber and His Wife” – Todd
“The Worst Pies in London” – Mrs. Lovett
“Poor Thing” – Mrs. Lovett
“My Friends” – Todd and Mrs. Lovett
“The Ballad of Sweeney Todd: ‘…Lift Your Razor High, Sweeney!’ (Reprise 1)” – Company, Judge, Beadle
“Green Finch and Linnet Bird” – Johanna
“Ah, Miss” – Anthony, Johanna, Beggar Woman
“Johanna” – Anthony
“Pirelli’s Miracle Elixir” – Tobias, Todd, Mrs. Lovett, Crowd
“The Contest (Part 1): Shaving Scene” – Pirelli
“The Contest (Part 2): Tooth-Pulling Scene” – Pirelli, Tobias
“The Ballad of Sweeney Todd: ‘…Sweeney Pondered and Sweeney Planned…’ (Reprise 2)” – Company, Beggar Woman
“Wait” – Lovett
“Pirelli’s Death” – Pirelli
“The Ballad of Sweeney Todd: ‘…His Hands Were Quick, His Fingers Strong…’ (Reprise 3)” – Tenor Trio
“Johanna (Mea Culpa)” – Judge Turpin
“Kiss Me” – Johanna, Anthony
“Ladies In Their Sensitivities”/”Kiss Me (Quartet)” – Beadle, Johanna, Anthony, Judge Turpin
“Pretty Women” – Judge, Todd, Anthony
“Epiphany” – Todd, Lovett
“A Little Priest” – Todd, Lovett

Act II

“God, That’s Good!” – Tobias, Mrs. Lovett, Todd, Customers
“Johanna (Quartet)” – Anthony, Todd, Beggar Woman, Johanna
“I Am a Lass” – Mrs. Lovett
“By the Sea” – Mrs. Lovett and Todd
“Wigmaker Sequence” “The Ballad of Sweeney Todd: ‘…Sweeney’d Waited Too Long Before…’ (Reprise 4)” “The Letter” – Todd, Anthony, Quintet
“Not While I’m Around” – Tobias, Mrs. Lovett
“Parlour Songs (Part 1): Sweet Polly Plunkett” – Beadle
“Parlour Songs (Part 2): The 12 Bells In Tower of Bray” – Beadle, Lovett, Tobias
“Parlour Songs (Part 3): Sweet Polly Plunkett (Reprise)” – Lovett
“Final Sequence”:
“The Ballad of Sweeney Todd: ‘…The Engine Roared, The Motor Hissed…’ (Reprise 5)” “Fogg’s Asylum” “City on Fire” “Searching” “Ah, Miss (Reprise)” “Beggar Woman’s Lullaby” “The Judge’s Return” “The Ballad of Sweeney Todd: ‘…Lift Your Razor High, Sweeney…’ (Reprise 6)” “Final Scene” – Lunatics, Johanna, Beggar Woman, Lovett, Todd, Anthony, Judge Turpin, Chorus, Tobias
“The Ballad of Sweeney Todd: ‘…Attend The Tale of Sweeney Todd…’ (Reprise 7)” – Company, Todd, Lovett (Full Cast)

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