Recently, I rediscovered the musical Sweeney Todd. The music has revived my sense of the macabre, and I wanted to share a few of my favorite lines:
“Johanna, I treasured you in innocence…” sung by the judge who will decide to marry the girl he’s been raising in his house since she was a baby
“Shepherd’s pie peppered with actual shepherd on top” Mrs. Lovitt (apologies for any character name spelling mistakes) talking about grinding up bodies for her meat pies
“There was a barber and his wife, and she was beautiful, and she was virtuous, and he was…naive.” The whole show turns on this single concept.
I have been living with Sweeney Todd for weeks. I’ll be writing more about this frightening show soon.