Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” runs now through Oct. 27 at the Breckenridge Theater, 121 S. Ridge St., in Breckenridge. Courtesy Breckenridge Backstage Theatre

BRECKENRIDGE — October has arrived and the countdown to Halloween has begun, so get in the mood with Breckenridge Backstage Theatre’s production of with “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”

In the award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to 19th century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. 

The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, the proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barbershop. Mrs. Lovett’s luck shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up.

Tickets range from $15 to $43 and the show runs now through Oct. 27 at the Breckenridge Theater, 121 S. Ridge St., in Breckenridge. It is two hours long with an intermission and rated PG-13. Visit backstagetheatre.org or call the BreckCreate box office at 970-547-3100 to purchase.

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