Rooftop Productions presents Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Attend the dark, witty and Tony Award-winning tale of love, murder, and revenge set against the backdrop of 19th century London.
Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony's, (including Best Musical), for its Broadway premiere. Stephen Sondheim's and Hugh Wheeler's (A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures) tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed, and delighted audiences across the world.
An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking 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... and the carnage has only just begun!
Extremely popular, featuring two unforgettable star turns and some of the most chilling music ever written for the stage. “Sondheim involves many moving parts and lyrical complexities that aren’t typically seen in traditional musical theatre. Putting a show like this together requires an extremely talented and flexible cast, which we thankfully have.” Aaron Furry (Music Director).
The cast and crew are thrilled to be working in live theatre again. “Sweeney Todd in late October; who could ask for more? Every rehearsal seems to fly by. The production team and cast come prepared to devote 100% and the brilliance of Sondheim’s score and Wheeler’s book keep us motivated to bring it all to life.” Jason Curtis (Sweeney) Jennifer Pagnard (Mrs. Lovett) is “so excited to be back on stage again doing a show I truly love! The ARTFactory is such a great place to rehearse, and I can’t wait to move to the beautiful Hylton Performing Arts center for the shows”.
The cast includes Jason Curtis (Sweeney Todd); Jennifer Pagnard (Mrs. Lovett); Matthew August (Anthony Hope); Shelby Young, (Johanna); Jay Tilley (Judge Turpin); Sara Watson, Beggar Woman, Wyatt Unrue (Tobias); Henry Kramer (Beadle Bamford); Rae Ehlen, (Jonas Fogg) and Andrew Harasty (Pirelli).
The creative team includes Vince Worthington, Director and Set Design; Aaron Furry, Music Director; Gretchen Lamb, Choreographer; Nicole Andres, Costume Design and Ken and Patty Crawley, Lighting Design. The production producer is Mary Beth Toomey and the stage manager is Lauren Phillips. Ted Ballard is the artistic director for Rooftop Productions and is serving as the tech director.
Performances at the Hylton Performing Arts Center will be Friday and Saturday, October 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 24 and 31 at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/artfactory-sweeney-todd/
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SHOW IS RATED R.
Beginning October 18, 2021, the Hylton will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result for all audience members.