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Sweeney Todd (Andrew Lloyd Baughman) brandishes his razor.
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Sweeney Todd (Andrew Lloyd Baughman) brandishes his razor.

August 26-31: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is on stage at Warehouse Theater through Sunday, but with a new, face-melting twist. With permission from lyricist and composer Stephen Sondheim, Landless Theatre Company presents the first progressive metal version of the morbid musical. Set in Victorian London, the show follows a vengeful barber who gives his customers the closest shave of their lives, leaving the owner of the pie shop downstairs to dispose of the evidence in a…tasteful fashion.

August 30: 8th Annual Lake Anne Jazz and Blues Festival

You can kick off Labor Day Weekend this Saturday at a free, family-friendly event in Reston. The 8th Annual Lake Anne Jazz and Blues Festival will feature a variety of regional and national musicians, including headliner Adrian Duke Project and Reston native Sam Gunderson. The event runs from 2 to 8 p.m.

Music: “Opening Title” by Stephen Sondheim

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