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Spotlight on Boston

Published: May 2, 2008
Section: Comics

Sweeney Todd

Friday to Saturday, May 2-3, 2008, 8 p.m.

Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge

You’ve (probably/maybe if you’re a Johnny Depp fan) seen the movie, now go see Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on stage. The musical features blood, gore, meat pies, and one pissed off barber. Also, this is the first Mainstage musical in nearly 4 years. How can you resist? Tickets are $8 for students (bring id).

The Trojans Part I & II

Sunday, May 4, Part I: 3 p.m. and Part II: 6:30 p.m.

Symphony Hall, 201 Mass. Ave, Boston

Virgil’s 12-book, epic tale the Aeneid was the inspiration for Berlioz’s 5-act opera. The Boston Symphony Orchestra with James Levine conducting, tackle Berlioz’s masterpiece in two parts, “The Capture of Troy” and “The Trojans at Carthage.” The opera is sung in French with English supertitles. War, passion, heroes, destiny—this opera has it all.