By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published May 29, 2017 at 5:06 PM

"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" is currently cutting its way through a critically acclaimed run at the Skylight Music Theatre.

So OnMilwaukee headed down to the theater's Third Ward base to chat with the show's Sweeney Todd, actor Andrew Varela, about the musical, defending the movie version starring Johnny Depp, Varela's experience getting a smooth shave on the actual Fleet Street and testing his skills on some potentially unlucky balloons. Better than trying them out on an actual neck and staging a gruesome accidental "Sweeney Todd" tribute over Facebook Live!

"Sweeney Todd" runs at the Skylight through June 11. 

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.