This post is in partnership with the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center. I received complimentary show tickets in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.
Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd… The demon barber of Fleet street.
Exciting news for all of my Western PA friends! Sweeney Todd is coming to the stage at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center in Midland, PA — right in time for Halloween!
Just a short drive outside of Pittsburgh, the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center offers a terrific lineup of musicals, plays, ballets, and more in our local community each season. My hubby and I saw Phantom of the Opera at Lincoln Park and it was fantastic! The singing, acting, costumes, and sets were terrific — and what made it even more impressive was the fact that it was primarily a cast of high school students.
This October, I’m excited to return to Lincoln Park to see Sweeney Todd, a musical featuring a cast of 43 students, professional actors, and equity actors. And more than a musical theater performance, the Lincoln Park team is turning their BlackBox Theater into Mrs. Lovett’s Pie Shop. Dinner and a show?! What more could you want? And oh do the pies sound tasty! Forget the worst pies in London, these are going to be the best pies in Midland.
Prohibition Pastries will be bringing their delicious pies for guests to purchase before the show, during intermission, and following the performance. The menu? Dinner pies include cream of mushroom port (vegetarian), steak and ale, and chicken in white wine cream sauce. And for dessert? Mixed berry and cream. I’ll take one of each, please!
Between the pies and the show — Sweeney Todd is sure to be an experience to die for.
Sweeney Todd Showtimes:
- Friday, October 5 — 7:30pm
- Saturday, October 6 — 7:30pm
- Sunday, October 7 — 2pm
- Friday, October 12 — 7:30pm
- Saturday, October 13 — 7:30pm
- Sunday, October 14 — 2pm
- Friday, October 19 — 7:30pm
- Saturday, October 20 — 7:30pm
- Sunday, October 21 — 2pm
Buy your tickets today before they’re gone! Otherwise we will be singing Poor Thing! about you.
I’m super excited to see Sweeney Todd, and to be honest, I’ve been rehearsing myself. 🙂 Singing musical soundtracks in my car (really loudly) is something I’m really ‘good’ at. And along with that, I’ve put together a tasty treat for you all — Sweeney Todd’s ‘Bloody’ Strawberry Shake… don’t worry, I convinced him and Mrs. Lovett to leave out (most of) the body parts. Who said milkshakes couldn’t be a little ‘bloody’?
Sweeney Todd’s ‘Bloody’ Strawberry Shake Recipe
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What You Need:
- 3 cups of vanilla ice cream
- 1/3 cup of milk
- 1/2 cup of muddled, fresh strawberries
- Strawberry syrup
- Whipped cream
- Edible candy knives (for decoration)
- Black and white striped straws
- Fleet Street paper signs (DOWNLOAD)
Before starting your milkshake, prep your Fleet Street straws. Download, print, and cut out your Fleet Street signs. Then tape them to your black and white striped straws. Set aside.
Next, cut 1/2 cup of fresh strawberries into small pieces. Using a spoon, muddle them in your measuring cup or in a glass. (Aka mush them up so that they get juicy.) Set aside.
Blend your vanilla ice cream and milk. Feel free to add more or less milk depending on your milkshake thickness preference. Next, add your muddled strawberries to the blender, and blend until thoroughly mixed.
For my glass, I chose to use a 16 oz. canning jar for that cutesy touch. And bonus, it was almost the exact size needed for my tasty shake.
Hold your glass tilted at a slight angle, and add strawberry syrup drizzle down the inside of the glass for a little bit of ‘bloody’ goodness. Then, pour your milkshake into the glass.
Now if you’re going to go for the extra ‘bloody’ strawberry shake like I did — you should! — place your glass on a small plate so that your syrup doesn’t get all over the place.
Top your shake with whipped cream. Then, add strawberry syrup to the top of your whipped cream pile, letting the syrup trickle down the sides of your glass for dramatic effect. Place a Fleet Street straw in your drink and add an edible candy knife (aka Sweeney’s straight razor) to the top of your drink.
And voila! A ‘bloody’ strawberry shake that Sweeney Todd would die for!
You know what ‘bloody’ strawberry shakes go great with? Mrs. Lovett’s pies.
See you on opening weekend! Find more details on the upcoming Sweeney Todd performances on Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center’s website, or follow them on Facebook.
Love this idea!
Those candy knives are awesome! Sounds like such a yummy shake too! This sounds like the perfect treat to have after the show. Can’t wait to hear a review!
Thanks girl! I’ll be sharing the review after I see the show the first weekend of October. Stay tuned!
Absolutely awesome milkshake! I want to make one the next time I watch the Broadway version/movie.
It’s so ‘bloody’ tasty… 🙂 And yes! This is the perfect treat to go along with a sing-along of the movie.
Very creative — love those candy knives! My friend just saw the play here in Phoenix, and she said it was great! Hope you enjoy!
The world keeps getting smaller! I was randomly texting a friend (from Phoenix!) who just saw the musical there as well! What are the odds!? p.s. if you say your friend’s name was Michelle, I’m going to scream.
This is so fun! The edible candy knives just make it. I was in a community theater production of Sweeney Todd three years ago. Not a huge part (in the ensemble and I was the alto in “The Letter” quintet) but it’s challenging music to sing!
Thanks! What a fun production to be a part of. I can definitely imagine the music being hard to master! At least when I sing in my car, I find it quite challenging. 🙂
I would totally make this and love it.
It was delicious!
Love this. What a great way to celebrate Sweeney Todd. Looks super yummy. 🙂
Thanks! Yes, I hadn’t had a strawberry shake since I was a child, but now I am craving them more often!
These look amazing! And sound like they taste incredible. I’d love to try these out if I held a Halloween party, I think they’d go down a treat! Xx
I agree! They would be a great fit for a Halloween party! Tasty and gory!
Those candy cane knives just make it and the best thing it’s so easy to make! It looks so yummy too.
Thanks! The knives were the perfect Sweeney touch I was looking for!