Your showtune for November 21 is

“The Ballad of Sweeney Todd” – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

This foreboding number opens this bloodcurdling musical set in Victorian England about a wronged man who extracts his revenge as a barber with his maniacal partner Mrs. Lovett.  Before making his way into the legendary musical, the character of Sweeney Todd first appeared in a penny dreadful on this day in 1846.

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