Supporters Fight Against Administrative Decision to Cancel High School Production of SWEENEY TODD

April 3
12:01 PM 2014
Supporters Fight Against Administrative Decision to Cancel High School Production of SWEENEY TODD

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Timberlane Regional High School planned to present a PG version of Sondheim's Sweeney Todd next spring. However, administrators fear that it is not family friendly; and so, they want to cancel the production. Hundreds of supporters for Sweeney Todd gathered at a meeting yesterday, April 2, to fight for it.

Click here to read the original article from WMUR 9.

One parent, Denise Smith, believes, "There's a difference between offending someone and hurting them. This can't hurt anybody. And, if they're offended, just don't attend."

Howard Sherman, an arts writer from NYC, even attended the forum, championing the idea that every student deserves to excel in the arts and tackle challenging works.

At the three hour forum, majority of the attendees were in support of Sweeney Todd. Superintendent Earl Metzler says he's not completely opposed to the play, but that he needs to think of the community as a whole. Metzler is hoping to come to a compromise and a decision should be reached sometime soon.

New Hampshire THEATER Stories | Shows




BROADWAYWORLD TV

Frankenstein in New HampshireFrankenstein
Hatbox Theatre
(Runs 10/7 - 10/16)
Disney's Beauty and the Beast in New HampshireDisney's Beauty and the Beast
The Music Hall
(Runs 11/30 - 12/18)
Candid Candidate in New HampshireCandid Candidate
Hatbox Theatre
(Runs 10/21 - 11/6)
ALL SHOOK UP
Seacoast Repertory Theatre
(Runs 11/4 - 11/13)
A Gift of Madness in New HampshireA Gift of Madness
Hatbox Theatre
(Runs 11/18 - 11/20)

VIEW ALL ADD A SHOW AUDITIONS

Save $$$ on Tickets to:
Backstage with Richard Ridge
Back to Falsettoland w/ OBC - Passing the Torch
Backstage Bite
TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE BITE with ALADDIN's Rodney Ingram!
Turning the Tables
Binge on TURNING THE TABLES!
  Chewing the Scenery with Randy Rainbow
CHEWING THE SCENERY- Patti LuPone's Autobiography Continues as She Becomes Eva Peron!
KID CRITICS
TV: KID CRITICS Swept Away at PHANTOM
BROADWAY SESSIONS
LION KING Cast Roars at Broadway Sessions