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WXXI Classical x Spooky Season




Sunday, October 22, 2023 | 7:00pm

Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.)


Standard ticket prices
Tickets available online in advance, or at the door.

Evil Judge Turpin (Alan Rickman) lusts for the beautiful wife of a London barber (Johnny Depp) and transports him to Australia for a crime he did not commit. Returning after 15 years and calling himself Sweeney Todd, the now-mad man vows revenge, applying his razor to unlucky customers and shuttling the bodies down to Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter), who uses them in her meat-pie shop. Though many fall to his blade, he will not be satisfied until he slits Turpin’s throat.

1h 57m | 2007 | Drama, Horror | US | English
Rated R

Directed by Tim Burton


Meet the Panelists

Eric Grode

Eric Grode is the director of the Goldring Arts Journalism & Communications Program at Syracuse University. He has worked since 2005 as a freelance theater critic and reporter for The New York Times, and his articles and reviews have also appeared in The Village Voice, New York magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, The Boston Phoenix and more than a dozen other publications. (One of those was The Sondheim Review, where he served as New York bureau chief.) He is the author of two books: “Hair: The Story of the Show That Defined a Generation” and “The Book of Broadway: The Definitive Plays and Musicals.”

About the series

Black Cinema Series
WXXI Classical Presents

WXXI Classical Presents is a series of films that are related to classical music in some way, co-produced by WXXI Classical and The Little Theatre. Selected by classical music hosts Brenda Tremblay, Mona Seghatoleslami, and Steve Johnson each film chosen exemplifies the power of music in an exciting or non-traditional narrative way. More details about the WXXI Classical Presents Series

Black Cinema Series
Spooky Season at The Little

From crypts to cryptids, ghouls to ghastly gargoyles, The Little’s Spooky Season is here to fill your October with harrowing, haunting films and events! From classic horror to modern family-friendly fare, international frights to 90s-witchy-vibes, we hope you join us to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, here in the house of silent shadows! More details about the films and events happening during Spooky Season