A Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical cum operetta in the Grand Guignol style, about a barber who murders his customers and his ladyfriend who disposes of the corpses by making meat pie filling of them? What’s not to like?
Here’s Mrs. Lovett, sharing a Business Observation about a competitor whilst bemoaning the high cost of raw materials:
Mrs. Mooney has a pie shop,Well, it occurs to me that we’ve got plenty of Raw Materials for Mrs. Mooney. For example...
Does a business, but I notice something weird -
Lately all her neighbors’ cats have disappeared.
Have to hand it to her -
Wot I calls
Popping pussies into pies.
Wouldn’t do in my shop -
Just the thought of it’s enough to make you sick.
And I’m telling you, them pussy cats is quick.
Round, firm, and fully-packed.
Easy to catch, too. Doesn’t move all that fast.
Tricky and elusive...but flavorsome.
Kitty: Try some today!