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SWEENEY TODD

Jun 01 – Jul 07 2017

Pictured: Ben Gonio as Sweeney Todd. Photo by John McLellan.

SOLD OUT!

SWEENEY TODD
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – A Musical Thriller
June 1 – July 1, 2017
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond

1979 Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Book, Score, and Lyrics

Stephen Sondheim’s bloody masterpiece Sweeney Todd –  a worldwide success since its Broadway premiere in 1979 – tells the tale of an unjustly exiled man who, after returning to the city that cast him out, finds refuge in an abandoned attic barbershop. There he forms an unlikely partnership with the woman downstairs, the pie baker Mrs. Lovett, herself an outcast with an axe to grind against the ruling powers. When the two hatch a gutsy plan for revenge, the powerful elite – who have for years swept the powerless under the rug – are soon swallowed up by the same hungry masses they worked to oppress.

“There is more artistic energy, creative personality and plain excitement than in a dozen average musicals. Mr. Sondheim has composed an endlessly inventive, highly expressive score that works indivisibly from his brilliant and abrasive lyrics.” – The New York Times

“Sweeney Todd is above all cracking high class entertainment with a pulsating score and a fascinatingly lurid cast of characters that is at times little more than a singing freak show though it is none the worse for that.” – The Independent

“Must be seen by anyone who cares about the gifts and risks of Broadway at its best.” – Newsweek

Tickets

Adults – $39.50

Seniors – $35 – 65+

Students – $19 – with valid school ID

Run time is approximately 2.5 hours with one intermission.

Water-based haze is used in this production. 

 

Stephen Sondheim’s bloody masterpiece Sweeney Todd,  a worldwide success since its Broadway premiere in 1979, tells the tale of an unjustly exiled barber returning to 19th century London to seek vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up.

Tickets

Adults – $39.50

Seniors – $35 – 65+

Students – $19 – with valid school ID

BUY TICKETS – SOLD OUT

 

Cast

Ben Gonio – Sweeney Todd

Corinna Lapid Munter – Mrs. Lovett

Jeff Church – Judge Turpin

John Han – Tobias Ragg

Emilie Hanson – Johanna Barker

Jimmie Herrod – Beggar Woman

Jon Lee-Vroman – Beadle Bamford

Jordan Iosua Taylor – Anthony Hope

Nick Watson – Adolfo Pirelli

Leslie Wisdom – Jonas Fogg

Creative Team

Mathew Wright – Co-director

Eric Ankrim – Co-director

Matt Hohensee – Music Director

Steven Tran – Associate Music Director

Trina Mills – Choreographer

Tristan Roberson – Lighting Designer

Siri Nelson – Costume Designer

Christopher Mumaw – Scenic Designer

Kevin Heard – Sound Designer

Andrea Spraycar – Props Designer

Crew

Melanie LeDuc -Stage Manager

Emma Crowe – Assistant Stage Manager

Elizabeth Mendenhall – Wardrobe

Andy Rowland – Run Crew

Iris Zacarias – Sound Board Operator

 

Photos by John McLellan.