Area Stage Company (ASC), established in 1989, is an award-winning professional theatre company that for 32 years has staged provocative, world-class theatre productions. Founded by John and Maria Rodaz, ASC originated in Miami Beach as one of the pioneers of the Miami arts community that surged in the 1980’s on Lincoln Road when the once high-end shopping area had become a dilapidated strip of empty storefronts. Since its inception, ASC has presented a mix of contemporary plays and original new works, producing numerous world premieres, quickly “changing the perception and standards of what South Florida's theatres can and should be,” according to the Sun-Sentinel, which described the organization as “one of the most influential theatres in the region.”
Set against the backdrop of 19th century London, Area Stage Conservatory students bring to the stage the infamous tale of Sweeney Todd. One of Stephen Sondheim's most popular musicals, this masterpiece, is sure to thrill and delight audiences. This is the story of an unjustly exiled barber, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, the owner of a failing pie shop. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires a meat pie recipe that has all of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun!