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Sep. 23 SF Opera: Sweeney Todd

Brian Mulligan (top) as Sweeney Todd and Wayne Tigges as Judge Turpin in Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd" (photo: Cory Weaver)

Amplification problems aside, SF Opera’s ‘Sweeney Todd’ a bloody good show

Stephanie Blythe’s role as Mrs. Lovett was a triumph — eclipsing all others and recalling the great Angela Lansbury

By James Sohre
Contributing writer

It is hard to argue with the boisterous, enthusiastic reception given San Francisco Opera’s Sweeney Todd. But let me try…

July 14 Glimmerglass: The Music Man

Glimmerglass hits all the right notes in ‘The Music Man’

Singing, dancing and comedic acting all gel nicely in this rare acoustical production of the famed Broadway musical

By David Abrams

Composer Meredith Willson was so worried his listeners might miss words during the briskly paced patter (“talk-song”) sections…