May 10, 2019 – May 26, 2019
Book, Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart
Directed by John Nunemaker
Music Direction by Paul Rossen
The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.
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Thanks to Representative Nancy Pelosi for attending Sweeney Todd last night! Here she is with director Craig Pettinati
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Sweeney Todd!
“…a production featuring a number of fresh performers who feel primed to command any equity stage they choose.”
“Dettmar’s vocal talent is the secret ingredient that adds delicious flavor to the role [of Sweeney Todd].”
“[Emily] Lawrence should be listed on every young performers to watch list in the area.”
Read the full BROADWAY WORLD review
“Elizabeth Hester is quite the tour de force as Mrs. Lovett”
“Hans Dettmar in the titular role is terrifying.”
“The show-stopping scene stealer, [Christopher] Gillespie is a proper scream in this production as Judge Turpin’s sidekick.”
Read the full THEATREBLOOM review
“…a strong and dynamic representation of a heavily produced show that actually had something new and fresh to say.”
“Hester is having an enormous amount of fun in this role, clearly relishing both her position as comic relief and villain”
“Gillespie is delightfully foppish and creepy as the smarmy Beadle”
Read the full MD THEATRE GUIDE review
Thank you to everyone who voted for us in the 2016 MD Theatre Guide readers’ poll. Over 10,000 votes were cast, and we were selected as the Best Community Theatre in the DC Metro Area. We are thrilled and honored to receive this accolade and promise that we will continue to create art that challenges presumptions and evokes questions about the world around us.
View all of the results at MD Theatre Guide’s website.