Idaho Shakespeare Festival

Idaho Shakespeare Festival
10:04 am
Thu July 4, 2013

Audio Postcard: Idaho Shakespeare Festival Opens Blood-Soaked Musical "Sweeney Todd"

Tom Ford and Sara Bruner star as Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett in the Idaho Shakespeare Festival production of Sweeney Todd.
Credit Adam Cotterell / Boise State Public Radio

This summer, more than 60,000 people are expected to see a play at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Of the five plays this season, perhaps the most anticipated is "Sweeney Todd".

This blood-drenched murder musical by Stephen Sondheim shocked audiences when it debuted more than 30 years ago. It’s had a large and loyal audience ever since, and in 2007 director Tim Burton made a movie version starring Johnny Depp.

This is not the Shakespeare Festival’s first dance with Sondheim but it is its first time with "Sweeney Todd". 

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Idaho Shakespeare Festival
10:07 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Supernatural Comedy Opens Idaho Shakespeare Festival Season

Blithe Spirit rehearsal at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival
Credit DKM Photography

The Idaho Shakespeare Festival opens its 2013 season this weekend. The organization “Americans for the Arts” estimates the festival put about $3.3 million into Idaho’s economy last year. More than 58,000 people spent an evening under the stars at the festival’s amphitheater in Boise last summer. Managers expect more than 60,000 this year.

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