May 18, 19, 25, 26, 27; June 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on a version of Sweeney Todd by Christopher Bond
Directed by Patti Woolsey
Music Direction by Rosemary Dyer
Co-Produced by Craig Pettinati and Jenna Ballard
The rare instance of a musical thriller, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s chilling, 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.
At the show’s core is a challenging score of epic proportion with two tasty tour de force roles in Sweeney and his comic female accomplice Mrs. Lovett.
Sweeney Todd…..Michael Nansel
Mrs. Lovett…..Linda Wells
Judge Turpin…..Darryl Yeagley
Beadle Bamford…..Harv Lester
Beggar Woman…..Malinda Ellerman
Pirelli / Ensemble…..Eric Burgan
Criminal / Little Girl…..Nina Clemente / Claire Borthwick