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Sweeney Todd

Went to go see “Sweeney Todd” tonight and I am glad that I did–ever since seeing the previews starting in November, I was curious to see Johnny Depp in this movie. After watching the movie, I realize what a great actor Johnny Depp is.

I read in a magazine last month how Depp actually sang his own parts and practiced very hard to prove that he could sing the parts. That made me appreciate his singing in the movie more, since I know that he worked hard on it. The movie itself was interesting, a little morbid to say the least, but a slight bit whimsical as well. A lot of singing, which I didn’t mind–I never knew that the song “Joanna” I once heard at the Way Off Broadway performances at my old high school was from this musical. Now I think of the song in a very different way than before.

It had been awhile since I had been to the theatres, so it was a nice change for a Saturday night.