Turtle Creek Chorale & Uptown Players to Present SWEENEY TODD, 4/24-26
Following the smashing success of last spring's production of Ragtime, Turtle Creek Chorale (TCC), Dallas' award-winning men's chorus, and the critically acclaimed Uptown Players are thrilled to collaborate again to present a concert version of Stephen Sondheim's SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street April 24-26 at Dallas City Performance Hall (2520 Flora Street, Dallas). Tickets range $39-54 and are available at www.TurtleCreek.org.
Turtle Creek Chorale and Uptown Players join forces with a combined cast of over 150 actors, singers, and members of the TCC for a concert version of SWEENEY TODD, the chilling Broadway musical thriller and 2005 Tony Awards winner for Best Direction and Orchestration. This musical collaboration celebrates the best artistic talents of these two organizations: the powerful sound of TCC coupled with the innovative acting of Uptown Players.
With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, this musical thriller tells the story of Benjamin Barker, aka SWEENEY TODD, who returns to London after 15 years of false imprisonment. Aided and abetted by the pie-shop owner, Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney sets out to avenge the wrongs done to him and his family. The haunting sounds of this musical include "No Place Like London," "God That's Good," "Joanna" and "Worst Pies in London" and is not to be missed!
SWEENEY TODD will be directed by Michael Serrecchia with musical direction by TCC's Artistic Director Trey Jacobs. "The juxtaposition of the macabre with intense humor throughout creates a very compelling story. The wall of sound created by the ensemble is just incredible, and once again Michael (Serrecchia) breathes such life into this concert production with ingenious staging that is sure to captivate audiences," commented Jacobs.
An all-star cast joins Turtle Creek Chorale:
Sweeney Todd - Brian Mathis
Mrs. Lovett - Jenny Thurman
Joanna - Kristen Lassiter
Judge Turpin - Tom DeWester
Beadle Bamford - Jay Gardner
Beggar Woman - Susan Riley
Adolfo Pirelli - Peter DiCesare
Tobias Ragg - Jacob Barnes