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Star-Advertiser Review: Sweeney Todd

BY JANE KERNS / Special to the Star-Advertiser As the chorus sings “Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd,” we are transported to the dark streets of Victorian London. After 15 years, Benjamin Barker (aka Sweeney Todd) has returned from an unjustified prison term, and is seeking revenge. His foe is the evil judge who sentenced him […]

This Week’s TGIF Cover Story: HOT’s Sweeney Todd

Peter Kendall Clark stars as the title character in Hawaii Opera Theatre’s production of “Sweeney Todd.” (Courtesy Hawaii Opera Theatre) BY STEVEN MARK / Revenge is served up with a song, a snicker and a splashy, slashy production this weekend when “Sweeney Todd” takes the Blaisdell stage. ‘SWEENEY TODD’ Presented by Hawaii Opera Theatre » […]

Sweeney Todd is Here!

Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd! The Demon Barber of Fleet Street has arrived in Honolulu!  Isn’t it time for you to make an appointment? Buy your tickets online today at or call the HOT Box Office at (808) 596 – 7858! (Photos by David Takagi)  

Attend the Tale of Sweeney Todd!

HOT held its VIP Dress Rehearsal on Monday, April 20, and the performance was brutally breathtaking!  Enjoy these shots and get ready for the performances on April 24, 26 & 28, at the Blaisdell Concert Hall! Tickets online here at or call the HOT Box Office at (808) 596-7858 today!

Opera & Pizza! Can life get any better?

  WHAT IS A HOT PIZZAcato??? SAVE THE DATE:  WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2015 AT CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN – KAHALA Enjoy your take-out or dinner from CPK Kahala. Download & bring in this flyer (HOT:CPK Fundraiser Flyer) and 20% of your check will be donated to Hawaii Opera Theatre.  

Behind-the-Scenes: Sweeney Todd cont.

  The cast & crew of Sweeney Todd have moved in and are getting set-up for the run of Sondheim’s classic!  Check out what we found lying around backstage at Rehearsal! See it live for yourself at the Blaisdell Concert Hall on April 24, 26, & 28!

Opera on Screen: Arabella • Salzburg Festival

HOT Arts partner, the Honolulu Museum of Art, continues its Opera on Screen program at the Doris Duke Theatre with Strauss’s Arabella!  For more info, read on! About the Film: Richard Strauss. Opera in 2 acts. German. Captured live: April 2014 Strauss’s opera captures the fleeting reverie of youth and Vienna’s Golden Age through the […]

Hawaii Opera Theatre presents Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd

Honolulu, Hawaii – Hawaii Opera Theatre’s (HOT) 2014-15 Opera Season comes to a close in bloody fashion with Sweeney Todd.  With multiple productions on Broadway and a Hollywood Blockbuster adaptation starring Johnny Depp, Sondheim’s classic has inspired a wide range of audiences. On the gritty streets of London, a man who calls himself Sweeney Todd […]

Sweeney Todd Opera Preview at HMoA

The 2014-15 Opera Season comes to a close with Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd! On April 15, 2015, starting at 10:00am, join HOT for an Opera Preview at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre. Featuring a lecture about the opera, this event is highlighted by an opportunity to hear from the Stars of HOT’s upcoming production, […]