The bloodthirsty barber of Fleet Street is coming to campus! Lawrenceville is pleased to present “Sweeney Todd,” October 17-18 in the Kirby Arts Center, beginning each evening at 7:30 p.m. No tickets necessary to see what promises to be an extraordinary production of this Tony award-winning musical.
“This brilliant and complicated Sondheim piece is a wonderful challenge for our vocal and instrumental music programs, which says a lot for the sophistication and evolution of those two disciplines in the Performing Arts Department,” said Theatre Director Chris Cull.
Cull noted that the School’s annual musical is “a culminating artistic experience for Fifth Formers who have practiced so hard for so long, the project is chosen with that cohort in mind: to give as many students a challenging and compelling educational experience as possible.”
Behind the scenes of “Sweeney Todd,” students involved in the production will see adults collaborating across disciplines, a model Cull expects they will “then emulate in their own student-run Winterfest Theatre and Spring Dance Concert projects. This is what always makes the project so exciting.”
Rehearsals begin on August 31. The cast and crew of Lawrenceville’s production of “Sweeney Todd” include:
Sweeney Todd: Nic Winkler
Mrs. Lovett: Cate Levy
Anthony Hope: Casey Rogerson
Johanna: Lana Utley
The Beadle: Deven Kinney
Tobias Ragg: Giao Vu Dinh
Adolpho Pirelli: Robert Smith
Judge Turpin: Zack Finacchio
Beggar Woman: Isabel Sweeney
Jonas Fogg: Alex Kowal
Stage Manager: Anuska Argarwala
Asst. Stage Manager: Ben Polanski
For additional information, please contact Lisa M. Gillard Hanson, director of Public Relations, at email@example.com.