Video: 'Sweeney Todd' sneak peek with DeVotchKa

Cast members from the DCPA Theatre Company’s Sweeney Todd and the Grammy-nominated Denver band DeVotchKa offered a short preview by performing “A Little Priest” at the recent Colorado Business Committee for the Arts awards luncheon at the Seawell Ballroom.

That’s Linda Mugleston as Mrs. Lovett and Robert Petkoff as Sweeney Todd singing “A Little Priest” alongside conductor Erik Daniells and DeVotchKa members Jeanie Schroder, Shawn King and Tom Hagerman.

The band has put its lush, gypsy punk spin on the legendary Stephen Sondheim orchestration, and members will be performing in the pit at all performances.

Video by David Lenk for the DCPA NewsCenter. Photos by John Moore.

Sweeney Todd: Ticket information

  • 270x270-sweeney-toddMusic and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by High Wheeler (adapted by Christopher Bond); musical adaptation by DeVotchKa
  • April 8-May 15 (opens April 15)
  • StageTheatre
  • Grammy-nominated Denver band DeVotchKa takes on the legendary demon barber of Fleet Street, serving up a reinvention of Sondheim’s musical thriller. Hell-bent on revenge, Sweeney Todd takes up with his enterprising neighbor in a devilish plot to slice their way through London’s upper crust. Justice will be served — along with audacious humor and bloody good thrills.
  • Accessible performance 1:30 p.m. May 1
  • Tickets: 303-893-4100 or BUY ONLINE

  • Previous NewsCenter coverage of Sweeney Todd:
    Theatre Company giddily going down rabbit hole in 2015-16
    DeVotchKa frontman promises a Sweeney Todd that’s ‘loud and proud’
    DCPA announces DeVotchka-infused Sweeney Todd casting
    ​Where the band meets the blade: Rehearsals open
    Co-star on bringing DeVotchKa’s fresh blood to Sondheim

    From left: Tom Hagerman, Shawn King and Jeanie Schroder of DeVotchKa, alongside ‘Sweeney Todd’ conductor Erik Daniells. Photo by John Moore.

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