10.17.2012

Sweeney Todd :: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Last night was date night for me and the boy, which doesn't happen all that often during the week unless you count the gym, so I always get excited for special occasions like this one.  I even planned accordingly and got a run in during my lunch so I wouldn't feel guilty.

Please don't ever leave me, Fall. 


Brad had picked up tickets to see Sweeney Todd at Portland Center Stage off of LivingSocial a few weeks back and I am always up for something other than your regular dinner and a movie date.

Now I am not sure how many of you know this small fact, but Brad loves his theater.  This picture is proof:

Brad in tights. 
*He is the one is the top corner with the shiny armor and brown tights leggings. Sexy, I know.*


He participated in drama during high school and owns more Broadway soundtracks than I do.  Such a proud girlfriend.  Which meant he did not hesitate when he saw the deal online and I am happy he pulled the trigger.  

We had a little time to kill before we headed to the show and decided to stop at a small cafe just down the street called Morso for gellato, because I don't discriminate between ice cream, fro-yo, and gellato.

Tiramisu & Caffe. Yum. 


When we got to the theater we headed upstairs where LivingSocial had a whole evening planned that included wine tasting and Sheppard's Pie tasting (which is a play on the play, if you know the back story of well the play).  Side note: the pie might have reminded me of the Friends episode where Monica lets Rachel make the dessert for Thanksgiving.


Argyle Winery out of Dundee supplied the wine.


They even gave us goodie bags that included coupons for future shows and this awesome mug:

 'All the world's a stage..How will you act today?'


The Armory building where the theater is located was super cool (ok, super cool doesn't do it justice, but you get the idea).  It was a great mix of modern and old since it was first built back in 1891 when it originally held units of the Oregon National Guard, but has been remolded multiple times since.

I spy exposed brick

Now, I am no thespian and am a little bit of a newbie still when it comes to plays and musicals, but I can definitely appreciate all that goes into creating a great play and I thought this production was quite entertaining.  I thought the lead actor that played Sweeney Todd did a fantastic job and was very impressed by the cast's ability to master accents. I would suggest visiting here if you would like more legitimate reviews of the play beyond the description words of good and entertaining.
Anyways what I am trying to say is.... if you have a chance to see Sweeney Todd, I would recommend it.  


Cheers to the Demon Barber of Fleet Street! 

<3 BB