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Author Topic: Attend the tale of Sweeny Todd...  (Read 16516 times)
5tephe
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« on: March 15, 2007, 05:22:37 am »

... He served a Dark and a Vengeful god...

<img src="http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f213/5tephe/photos_n_stuff/sweeny_todd_set_sydney.jpg" />

Just last week I went and saw the closing performance of Opera Australia's Sweeny Todd, in the Sydney Opera House. Magnificent. I hadn't fully appreciated the Steampunkness of the story, until I saw the Set and costume design of this production, though.

Those gears up on the back of the stage were practical, being driven by the enormous chain around them.The giant furnace door that is the backdrop here opened to allow a giant gramophone to roll out, that revolved on its base to reveal different locations worked into the base. Sweeny's barber shop, complete with it's mechanised barber's chair, that with the flick of a lever sent his victim's with their slit throats slithering down the chute and into the pie-making oven room, was on the turntable.

Wonderful cast and orchestra, too. Great performances all round.

Pity I couldn't take  a photo during the performance, but I thought I'd post this shot, anyway.
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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2007, 08:10:23 am »

Aaaaah! Sweeney Todd is possibly my favourite musical of all time (therefore, I am very iffy about the upcoming movie...)!
I saw the revival in NYC in 2005(?).

That set looks really neat. Much different from the revival set.
Very simple


By the way, this maaay be in the wrong section...
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2007, 12:32:12 pm »

Indeed, this is a wonderful tale. And I am a bit weary of the movie, as well. However, I may still go to the cinema to view the production.
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2007, 08:00:26 pm »

Speaking of Steampunk-ish sets, the main "theme" in the sets for Wicked are... You guessed it!

GEARS! and clockwork!!
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2007, 04:18:57 pm »

Now Sweeny Tod I haven't seen. But Wicked on the other hand I saw in New York. And I must agree. The opening set was rather Steampunk...
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2007, 11:50:11 pm »

Cool!
Can anyone find us some pictures of the Wicked set? Haven't read the book yet, although my wife loved it. We are resident in the Australasian Penal Colony of Sydney, and thus are unlikely to get around to seeing it anytime soon.
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2007, 05:48:34 am »

A quick Google search turned up theses:


Drool...


A site with many pictures and some talk of the lighting/lasers(?).
http://www.ledtronics.com/pages/applications/ap_wicked.htm

Sorry for hijacking this thread and turning it into a Wicked discussion...
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5tephe
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2007, 12:33:04 am »

No apologies necessary- the conversation turned that way.

Oh, and WOW!
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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2007, 05:50:54 pm »

Aaaaah! Sweeney Todd is possibly my favourite musical of all time (therefore, I am very iffy about the upcoming movie...)!
I saw the revival in NYC in 2005(?).

Interesting sidenote about the 2005 ST revival...

A font I designed, Ravenscroft, was used for the logo of that production:



You can download Ravenscroft for free here (designed under another nom de plume, Kronos):
http://mickeyavenue.com/fonts/ravenscroft/
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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2007, 02:01:02 am »

Sweet!

That is one cool font. And the poster looks excellent.
Nabbed.

Thanks for that.
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« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2007, 08:34:15 am »

I just found this pic of Johnny Depp As Sweeney Todd!!



I love the costume, and a holster for his blades! Coooool Grin
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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2007, 03:06:00 pm »

*blink* Is this for an upcoming movie production of Sweeney Todd?
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« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2007, 08:22:21 pm »

*blink* Is this for an upcoming movie production of Sweeney Todd?

Oh Yes!
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« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2007, 01:17:29 am »

I just found these pics of Johnny Depp As Sweeney Todd!!

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« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2007, 03:06:41 pm »


Is this the pic you're meaning to post?

Apparantly Tim Burton is directing so rest assured it'll be done right.
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« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2007, 05:57:35 am »

I am OK with Tim Burton as director but Mr. Depp's (seemingly) lack of musical background freaks me out... More than just a little.

But in the pictures he does have "the look" one would need to play Sweeney.
Kind of pale and shifty looking.
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« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2007, 07:28:41 pm »

"The Nightmare Before Christmas" was a musical.
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« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2007, 03:33:49 am »

"The Nightmare Before Christmas" was a musical.
Indeed it was... however, while Mr. Burton created and produced it, he did not direct it.  Neither did Mr. Depp star in it.
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« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2007, 05:36:34 am »

I am OK with Tim Burton as director but Mr. Depp's (seemingly) lack of musical background freaks me out... More than just a little.

But in the pictures he does have "the look" one would need to play Sweeney.
Kind of pale and shifty looking.

Depp was actually a muso before he became an actor.  I've not been able to find any recordings, but he apparently played with Oasis at some stage.  Of course rock and musical theatre are very different, but at least there's some background.  Let's just hope it's not a repeat of the awful lip-syncing from Cry Baby. Tongue  Though if Elfman is working on it (which I just assumed it being a Burton film and all) it should go ok.
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« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2007, 04:06:48 pm »

I believe Mr. Depp, like many actors, was in musical theatre ages ago, back in hie '21 Jump Street' days.

All right.  I now officially feel old.
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« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2007, 08:49:31 am »

Look look!!


Poster!!


First pic!

Soooo excited :droool:
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« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2007, 10:31:26 am »

*pees* Uh, excuse me... *runs off to change*

So great!!!
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« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2007, 03:43:26 pm »

The first I ever heard of Sweeny Todd was on Tuesday, when I went for a tour of Opera Australia's building. I saw the miniature of that set and thought wow, Steamy Smiley

It's unfortunate that it's not being performed here any more it was probably one of the only two operas I would have been interested in (the other being "Orpheus in the underworld")

Those pics look very intriguing. I'll have to look into it
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« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2007, 04:15:55 pm »


I can't think of Sweeny Todd without having flashbacks to <shudder> Jersey Girl

If you have no idea of what I'm referring to, consider that a good thing.
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« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2007, 03:57:30 am »

YAY!! Sweeney Todd! And yes, the set of Wicked was quite Steampunk. I got to see a pirated recording of it one of my friends found on the internet. I believe there was a thread about it...
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