Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd!
Book by Hugh Wheeler; Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
The rare instance of a musical thriller, this suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous “barber-ism” and culinary crime tells the infamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. His thirst for blood soon expands to include his unfortunate customers, and the resourceful proprietress of the pie shop downstairs soon has the people of London lining up in droves with her mysterious new meat pie recipe!
Sophisticated, macabre, visceral and uncompromising, “Sweeney Todd” nevertheless has a great sense of fun, mixing intense drama with howlingly funny moments of dark humor: audiences find themselves laughing hysterically one moment and gasping in surprise the next.
Presented with special permission by Music Theatre International, Inc.
Dates: Thursday May 6th, Friday May 7th, Saturday May 8th
Times: 6:30PM every night with a 1:30PM matinee on Saturday
Place: The Patricelli ’92 Theater
Cost: Free (Pick up tickets at the USDAN Box Office the day of the performance; limit of 2 per person)
Directed by Blair Laurie ’12 Music Directed by Alex Pfeifer-Rosenblum ’10
Anthony Hope-Christopher Ceccolini ’11
Sweeney Todd-Ross Shenker ’11
Beggar Woman-Ala Faller ’12
Mrs. Lovett-Samantha Pearlman ’11
The Beadle-Justin Wayne ’12
Judge Turpin-Mytheos Holt ’10
Johanna-Carolyn Mortell ’12
Tobias Ragg-Nic Wilder ’11
Pirelli-Sonya Freeman ’12
Jonas Fogg-David Foregger ’11
The Birdseller-Jaime Wampler ’11
Ensemble: Julia Baritz ’13, Jenna Robbins ’13, Bridget Kaufman ’10, Samantha Hershman ’13, Sam Tureff ’12, David Foregger ’11, Jaime Wampler’11, Sonya Freeman ’12