Is ‘Sweeney Todd’ appropriate for high school kids?
Down in Plaistow, the Timberlane School District is having a big, public debate about next spring’s student drama production. The students want to put on “Sweeney Todd,” but the superintendent is concerned that the material isn’t age-appropriate.
What do you think, readers? On one hand, “Sweeney Todd” is considered one of Stephen Sondheim’s masterpieces. It earned eight Tony Awards in 1979. On the other hand, it does focus on a murderous barber whose victims end up baked into meat pies.
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