Sunday, October 23, 2011

SONDHEIM’S CLASSIC OPENS HALLOWEEN WEEKEND

clip_image001SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
By Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Mark Kalet
Musical Direction by Rory Chalcraft
Choreography by Megan Ferentinos

WHEN: October 28–November 13, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM
WHERE: East Brunswick Community Arts Center at 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick
TICKETS: $22 for Adults and $20 for Seniors and Students
(Ticket price includes a $2 Township of East Brunswick Surcharge)
Tickets for all performance are available online at Playhouse22.org, by calling the Box Office at 732.254.3939 or at the Box Office window.

Sweeney Todd is based on the 19th Century tale of a demonic barber in Victorian London. The musical version first appeared on Broadway in 1979 and was recently made into a film version starring Johnny Depp. 

Starring Roger Dornbierer of Dunellen in the title character and Stephanie Long of Sayreville as Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney Todd 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.

Voted Best Community Theater in "The Best in Central Jersey Readers Choice Awards 2011."