WCSU Department of Theater Arts Presents Sweeney Todd Live Feb. 25-March 6
WCSUtheater arts department presents ‘Sweeney Todd’
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DANBURY, Conn. — features live performances of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” at his the 43 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury, from From February 25 to March 6. Tickets are $10 and upD can be purchased at .
WCSU production is directed by premium actor, singer and director , an associate professor and head of the program in WCSU . the The music director is , associate professor in university theater arts department and musical director/conductor for various New York Regional productions. “Sweeney Todd” is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI).
“Sweeney Todd” has been a to success Tony winner Broadway musical and has been made into a movie five times since the character was introduced in the 1840s in a news. WCSU Production relives music and lyricsvss by Stephen Sondhei am and the book by hugh wheeler. Musical comedy tells the story of the unappetizing actions of an avenger Sweeney Todd, barber at 19and century london, and Mrs. Lovett, owner of a failing pie store look for that special ingredient to boost sales.
“The intricacy of the beautiful operatic score and laser-sharp lyrics provides both a musical and dramatic challenge that we all throw ourselves into. With 25 cast members on stage as well as a 25-piece orchestra Led by Associate Professor Justin Cowan, I hope to scare, delight and captivate our audience.“, Howard said.
WCSU students play and sing in main roles in this classic of meat tale (some roles are shared) include: Ulric Alfred taylor of brooklynNew York, like Sweeney Todd; Chloe Kramer of PoughkeepsieNew York, like Mrs Lovett; Berny Balbuena of NewburghNew York, like Beadle Bamford; bella boat of DelawareOhio, and Ariana Locascio of Southingtonlike beggar; Benjamin Elliot of Madisonlike Jonas Fogg; Meaghan Maher of Long IslandNew York, like Johanna Baker; Dean Martin of Manchesterlike Adolfo Pirelli; Beckett Country of Bethel, and Logan Farley of BelvidereNew Jersey, like Tobias Ragg; Ethan Chan of queensNew York, like Anthony Hope; To M O‘Leary of Fall of the Wappingerss, New York, as Judge Turpin.
The ensemble cast includes: Sophia Belkin of BranchburgNew Jersey; Kendil Grace Davis of Cromwell; Katie Authentic of East of BridgewaterMassachusetts; book Hendrickson of Callicoon,