Family Musical Theater's SWEENEY TODD Plays Ivory Theatre, Now thru 7/27

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Family Musical Theater's SWEENEY TODD Plays Ivory Theatre, Now thru 7/27

It will indeed be a warm and intriguing introduction to the summer season when Family Musical Theater takes to the stage for their second show of the season, "Sweeney Todd". Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded 8 Tony awards, one of them for Best Musical, for its Broadway premiere. Adapted to film by Tim Burton with Johnny Depp as the title role, Sweeney has slashed his way across entertainment mediums.

The thrill of live theater is augmented, however, by the power of giving back to the community. A portion of the proceeds from the performances of "Sweeney Todd" will benefit Support Dogs, Inc., a St. Louis-based non-profit
that provides service dogs and pet therapy to those in need in St. Louis and nationwide. FMT is thrilled to support SDI for a seventh straight season, and looks forward to continuing to raise money and awareness for this special group.

FMT is pleased to be returning to the Ivory Theatre in Carondelet. This building, which served the people of St. Boniface Catholic Church as their worship space for over 140 years, has been recently renovated into a fascinating theater space, incorporating elements of the original church throughout.

"Sweeney Todd" will run today, July 18 and July 19, 24, 25, and 26, at 8p.m., and Sunday, July 20 and 27, at 2 p.m. at the Ivory Theatre, 7620 Michigan Avenue, in Carondelet. Tickets are $20 in advance or at the door, with special discounts for seniors and children. Thursday nights are 2 for $25. Call 314-571-9579 for availability.

Family Musical Theater is a registered non-profit organization based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. FMT is a volunteer-run group that donates proceeds from its productions to a local charity. FMT has been giving the St. Louis community an opportunity to participate in live charitable Community Theater since 1989. To find out more information, contact John R. Jauss at (314) 306-9150 or visit www.familymusicaltheater.org. Family Musical Theater is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the State of Missouri.

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