|Hair and makeup for the show!|
Happy Monday! Sweeney Todd was so amazing, I was so happy I got to go with my mom. When we got to the theatre, we weren't sure which theatre it was being performed in. Fun fact: Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland is the second largest theater district in the country only behind Broadway in New York. The show was actually in the Hanna Theatre, which is one that I actually had never been in, and we were pleasantly surprised. It's definitely the smallest of the theatres, and we were actually 3rd row from the stage, that's the closest I've ever been at any shows I've been to there! All of the actors were so talented, and they used the whole room, running through the crowd and coming really close to everyone an singing. Most of the actors were either students or professors at a nearby college which was really cool.
For those of you who don't know the story of Sweeney Todd here's a little recap: A barber named Benjamin Barker is ripped away from his wife and daughter by a jealous judge and sent to an Australian prison for 19 years. When he returns, with a sailor named Antony, he changes his name to Sweeney Todd to stay under cover while he seeks his revenge. He goes to Mrs. Lovett's meat pie shop, and she tells him how his wife was poisoned and his daughter was now the evil judge's ward. This fuels his fire even more, and he comes up with a plan to kill the judge. Meanwhile, the sailor Antony falls in love with Sweeney's daughter Johanna and wants to break her free from being locked away with the judge. I don't want to give away the whole story but there is lots of blood and killing and shaves. It's a fun musical, I am not a horror/blood fan, but it's not very scary, maybe a little gross.
The rest of the weekend was spent reading (on Book Four of the City of Bones Series now) and watching the tv show Upstairs Downstairs with my mom. I thought it would be like Downtown Abbey, and the servant/rich family premise is similar, but it's set starting at the beginning of WWII instead of the 1910s, so a bit later. I really like it so far, we're now on season two.
We also did a little baking and tried Oak and Oats York Mint Brownies! So yummy, so minty, so perfect!