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SWEENEY TODD AND THE STRING OF PEARLS An Audio Melodrama in Three Despicable Acts

by | Read by a Full Cast

Audio Theater • 2.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

Writer/producer/director Rasovsky based this blackly humorous melodrama on the original Victorian tale, well known as a musical about a barber who kills and robs his rich customers. Their bodies supply the meat for the savory pies sold by his partner, Mrs. Lovett. The gruesome plot is played tongue-in-cheek and laced with comic and satiric elements. Performances are strong throughout. W. Morgan Sheppard is especially delectable as Todd. Accents occasionally wobble or are laid on a bit thick but are generally very good; Robertson Dean does a fine turn with a rural accent. Sound effects and music are used frequently and well, and the drama is punctuated with amusing and well-done songs, mostly traditional. This is a spirited and entertaining production. W.M. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 08]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2007

CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0343-5 $19.95 • Three CDs

DD ISBN $13.97

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2007

CS ISBN 978-1-4332-0340-4 $22.95 • Two cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0341-1 $24.00 • Three CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0344-2 $19.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $25.95

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