Marquette Theatre to present ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,’ starting April 5

March 28, 2024

Poster image for Sweeney ToddMILWAUKEE — Marquette Theatre will present “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” by Stephen Sondheim from Friday, April 5, to Sunday, April 14, at the Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre, 525 N. 13th St.

This excitingly dark musical by Stephen Sondheim tells the tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after 15 years of wrongful imprisonment to seek revenge against the judge who ruined his life. Assuming the pseudonym of Sweeney Todd, he forms a sinister partnership with his neighbor, Mrs. Lovett, selling “locally sourced” meat pies.

This show will run:

  • April 5, 6, 11-13 at 7:30 p.m.
  • April 7, 14 at 2:30 p.m.

“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Tickets are available for purchase through the Marquette Theatre ticketing webpage. For more information about performances, please contact the Helfaer Box Office at (414) 288-7504 or

About Marquette University

Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee that offers a comprehensive range of majors in 11 nationally and internationally recognized colleges and schools. Through the formation of hearts and minds, Marquette prepares our 11,100 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional students to lead, excel and serve as agents of positive change. And, we deliver results. Ranked in the top 20% of national universities, Marquette is recognized for its undergraduate teaching, innovation and career preparation as the sixth-best university in the country for job placement. Our focus on student success and immersive, personalized learning experiences encourages students to think critically and engage with the world around them. When students graduate with a Marquette degree, they are truly prepared and called to Be The Difference.

About Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or