Guy Ritchie

Stillpointe highlights the horrendous in their production of Sondheim's classic

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Words and music by Stephen Sondheim; book by Hugh Wheeler

Directed by Ryan Haase

Presented by Stillpointe Theatre Initiative at Area 405 through May 10

A quick glimpse of the audacity and verve director Ryan Haase packs into Stillpointe Theatre Initiative's Sweeney Todd production can be found in the sucker-punch performance of Zachary Tallman as Tobias, the mentally challenged street urchin who is taken under the wing of pie-maker Mrs. Lovett. Tallman looks a mess: He's got a skinhead-girlfriend's haircut, all shaved sides and floppy bangs that are jerked around by his head like a...