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Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 2016 Last Modified: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Presented on Our Main Stage
Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Adapted by Christopher Bond
Directed On Broadway by Harold Prince
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
A Live Theater Production of the Classic Musical Thriller.
Directed by Taylor Oxley.
Rating: PG-13

Performance Dates:
August 2016

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Synopsis:

From Music Theatre International:

Attend this dark and witty tale of London, love, murder, and revenge. (Adapted for High School Performers)

Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded 8 TONY's (including Best Musical), for its Broadway premiere and has now been adapted for high school performers in Sweeney Todd School Edition. Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler (A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures) crafted a tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat that has simultaneously shocked, awed, and delighted audiences across the world.

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to 19th 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!

This special School Edition has been masterfully adapted, working directly with Mr. Sondheim, to retain the dark wit and grand scope of the original work, with a few lyric and key changes to facilitate high school productions. 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 School Edition is sure to be the highlight of any high school's season.

"A staggering theater spectacle and more fun than a graveyard on the night of the annual skeleton's ball... So joy to the world, dear children! Sweeney Todd is here to enrich your nightmares." - New York Daily News

"Must be seen by anyone who cares about the gifts and risks of Broadway at its best." - Newsweek

"There is more artistic energy, creative personality and plain excitement than in a dozen average musicals. [] Mr. Sondheim has composed an endlessly inventive, highly expressive score that works indivisibly from his brilliant and abrasive lyrics." - The New York Times

"Sweeney Todd is above all cracking high class entertainment with a pulsating score and a fascinatingly lurid cast of characters that is at times little more than a singing freak show - though it is none the worse for that." - The Independent

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Published by Music Theatre International.

SWEENEY TODD SCHOOL EDITION
is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.MTIShows.com

Director Taylor Oxley

Matthew Pultz as Sweeney Todd

Roxanna Collingwood as Mrs. Lovett

Ryan Wyre as Anthony Hope

Christi Goode Cranton as Johanna

Bailey Perry as Begger Woman

Stephen Fryar as Judge Turpin

James Kendall as Beadle Bramford

Hayden Woods as Tobias Ragg

Adrian Hinojosa as Signor Pirelli

THE CAST
Role Actor
SWEENEY TODD: Matthew Pultz
MRS. LOVETT: Roxanna Collingwood
ANTHONY HOPE: Ryan Wyre
JOHANNA: Christi Goode Cranton
BEGGAR WOMAN: Bailey Perry
JUDGE TURPIN: Stephen Fryar1
BEADLE BAMFORD: James Kendall
TOBIAS RAGG: Hayden Woods
SIGNOR PIRELLI: Adrian Hinojosa
JONAS FOGG: Kevin Day2
THE COMPANY
Role Actor
Also WIFE: Alitza Cabibi-Wilkin
Also THE CONDEMNED BOY: Isaac Cabibi-Wilkin
Also POLICEMAN: Braydon Carter3
Lauren Hardin
Also BIRDSELLER: Tim Heron, Jr.
Mary Hill
Betsey Ledbetter4
Milton Moreno
Helen Parker
Naomi Ponthieux
Mara Magdalene
Marishka Muncrief
Also CHILD: Ruth Oxley
Tami Pultz
Also POLICEMAN: Joe Lewis Sanders
Also SERVANT BOY: Alex Villa
1Understudy for Sweeny Todd
2Understudy for Judge Turpin
3Understudy for Anthony Hope
4Understudy for Mrs. Lovett

THE CREW
DIRECTOR: Taylor Oxley
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Abigail Fryar
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Abigail McCormack
PIANIST: Kristen La Madrid
VIOLINISTS: Toni Black
Kathy Ogilvie
VIOLIST: Debbie Holliday
PERCUSSIONIST: Tim Show
CHOREOGRAPHER: Roxanna Collingwood
STAGE MANAGER: Jennifer Julian
STAGE HANDS: Joan Huddleston
Zoey Lawless
SET DESIGNER: Tami Pultz
SET CONSTRUCTION: Harvie Arington
PROPS: Tami Pulltz
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Mary Hill
LIGHTING TECHNICIAN: Grace Clowers
SPOTLIGHT OPERATOR: Abraham Hawkinson
SOUND DESIGNERS: Stephen Fryar
Taylor Oxley
SOUND TECHNICIAN: Zak Cabibi-Wilkin
SPECIAL EFFECTS DESIGNERS: Abigail Fryar
Stephen Fryar
Taylor Oxley
Tami Pultz
COSTUMER: Tami Pultz
MAKE-UP ARTISTS: Tiffany Broadway
Kaylee Gould
Bailey Mosley
Tami Pultz
Heather Wacaster
PUBLICIST: Ann Wilson
GRAPHIC ARTIST: Leigh Griffin
PHOTOGRAPHER: Judea Robinett

Pocket Community Theatre Staff
Production Committee Chairman:
Linda Rickel
Office: Margaret Forsyth
Graphic Arts: Neil Richardson
Leigh Griffin
Webmaster: John Lukas
Building Maintenance: Harvie Arington
Kevin Day as Jonas Fogg

Alitza Cabibi-Wilkin as Wife

Isaac Cabibi-Wilkin as The Condemned Boy

Braydon Carter

Lauren Hardin

Tim Heron as Birdseller

Mary Hill

Betsey Ledbetter

Milton Moreno

OUR THANKS
Peter's Flooring & Paint
Sherwin-Williams Hot Springs
Hot Springy Dingy
Tom Cooper and Alliance Business Machines
Bill Hall Printers
The Pocket Community Theatre Board of Directors
The Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Lindysey Wells and The Hot Springs Sentinel-Record
Cindy Penny and the Hot Springs Village Voice
Hot Springs Life & Home Magazine
The Arkansas Times
The Hot Springs Advertising & Promotion Commission
Dick Antoine and KZNG 1340 AM Hot Springs News/Talk Radio
Alice Bates and KVRE 92.9 FM Hot Springs Village Nostalgia Radio
KLAZ 105.9 FM Hot Springs Pop Contempory Hit Radio
Arkansas Herald News
The Idle Class

A special thanks to John Ponthieux - John's Auto Repair (Mena) for his help in engineering the chair.

We would also like to thank


Our apologies to anyone whose name was inadvertantly omitted. A special thanks to all of those who have worked so hard to make Pocket Community Theatre the success it is!!


Cast List Continues:

Helen Parker
Naomi Ponthieux
Mara Magdalene
Marishka Muncrief
Ruth Oxley as Child
Tami Pultz
Joe Lewis Sanders
Alex Villa as Servant Boy
Our Orchestra


Scenes from Sweeney Todd: