SWEENEY TODD IN CONCERT REVIEWED
“Sweeney Todd in Concert” is more of a concert reading than actual performance. What’s up with Shout Factory picking up these classic PBS style shows from the early 00s? I’m enjoying it, but I see new viewers having a hard time connecting with the material. Yeah, it’s fun to see Neil Patrick Harris singing as Todd and Lovett’s little boy friend. It just gets old after awhile.
The show has been staged insanely well in many formats. So, a lazy concert reading just gets stage guys onscreen to futz around and seemingly raise money for something. Not all concert readings are bad. I’ve been to a few that play the material very well. Sadly, this isn’t one of those times.
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 2.0 master audio track