SPT Youth Program Presents SWEENEY TODD SCHOOL EDITION, Now thru 8/25

SPT Youth Program Presents SWEENEY TODD SCHOOL EDITION, Now thru 8/25

Produced in conjunction with Seattle Opera, the artists in the Seattle Public Theater Youth Program have been beating out the complex rhythms and singing the hypnotic strains of Stephen Sondheim's modern musical classic. The six free performances run tonight, August 17, 18, 19, 24 and 25 at the historic Bathhouse Theater on Green Lake.

Seeking revenge, a maligned barber returns to the filthy streets of 19th Century London only to find his wife dead and daughter in the hands of the corrupt judge who transported him to prison. As he plots, Todd forms a murderous alliance with Mrs. Lovett and the two launch a bloody spree of murder and meat pies.

Artistic and Education Director Shana Bestock says, "We are very excited to continue our partnership with Seattle Opera. Hearing opera pouring out of the Bathhouse is a thrill. This is our most ambitious adventure yet! Kelly and Barbara are a dream team of artistic elegance and educational excellence - it's an honor to see them work with this remarkable ensemble of young artists."

SWEENEY TODD performances tonight, August 17 at 7pm August 18 at 7pm August 19 at 2pm August 24 at 7pm August 25 at 2pm & 7pm. Performances are free. Donations to the SPT Youth Program Scholarship fund happily accepted.

Directed by Kelly Kitchens, Music Direction by Barbara Jamison. SWEENEY TODD features the work of: Alexandria Sturtevant, Amy MacDonald, Annika Prichard, Ashley Arthur, Clarice Forbes, Eden Williams, Halley Norman, Isabelle Moore, Jaden Edgerton, Jenna McElroy, Joey Haeck, Kylie Fletcher, Lilly Runacres, Loy Weissman, Molly O'Connor, Nora Hammen, Santiago Regan, Sarah Rowley, Sierra Morley, Sofia James, Spencer Bradley, Torin Record-Sand, Erica Thomas, Lyric Weiss, Haley Barton & Alex Howell.

Seattle Public Theater (SPT) is a mid-size, 501 (c) 3 non-profit professional theater on the shores of Green Lake. Specializing in main stage theater and youth theater education, SPT is dedicated to creating community through the performing arts.

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