Lea Salonga and Jett Pangan Bring Sweeney Todd to Singapore
From Manila to the Lion City!
(SPOT.ph) After a successful staging at The Theatre at Solaire in Parañaque City, Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group is bringing the renowned musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street to Singapore. It's the perfect time for Filipinos in the Lion City to catch this musical starring Jett Pangan and Lea Salonga. The show runs from November 28 to December 8 at Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands.
Joining Pangan and Salonga in showcasing the Filipino talent are Rajo Laurel for costume design, Gerard Salonga and ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra for live music, and Bobby Garcia for direction.
"Sweeney Todd is one of the cleverest musicals ever written. [Stephen Sondheim]’s music is pure genius. I was amazed to find out it had never been staged in Singapore. Singapore Repertory Theatre is delighted to be working with our friends at Atlantis to bring this production to Singapore," Singapore Repertory Theatre artistic director Gaurav Kripalani said in a statement.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, which premiered on Broadway in 1979 and on West End in 1980, tells the disturbing tale of Sweeney Todd (Pangan) as he seeks vengeance against Judge Turpin who ruined his life. He is helped by Mrs. Lovett (Salonga) who has the craziest idea on how to go about this bloody encounter. This Sondheim masterpiece earned eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score; and two Laurence Olivier Awards.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street runs from November 28 to December 8 at Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore. Tickets, priced from SGD 55 to SGD 580 (roughly P2,000 to P21,600), are available through Marina Bay Sands' website.