Re: The Problem With the Score of Sweeney Todd
I've always considered Sweeney Todd more accessible than Sunday in the Park with George for example...
I agree that sometimes Sondheim can discourage people who hear one of his works for the first time, but I would never call his scores "too complex". :S
Now, I think that if a group of persons want to do a show, they should choose a show that they are able to do and not choose Sweeney Todd if they can't manage to do it properly.
It's funny that you quote "less is more" against Sondheim