Sweeney Todd: Student Edition (with pics!)

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Ivan and I had the pleasure of seeing this a few weeks ago. It was a gorgeous production. It premiered at the Las Vegas Academy on November 1, 2007 and stared Philip Cerza as Sweeney Todd.

Here are some shots:
The opening:
Sweeney Todd: Student Edition (with pics!)

Pirelli's Miracle Elixir:
Sweeney Todd: Student Edition (with pics!)

By the Sea:
Sweeney Todd: Student Edition (with pics!)

Phil Cerza as Sweeney:
Sweeney Todd: Student Edition (with pics!)

Curtain Call:
Sweeney Todd: Student Edition (with pics!)
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Updated On: 12/9/07 at 04:10 AM
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It looks really good, I like the silhouette effect of the opening, but I don't really like the look of By the Sea.
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Fiction Writer it would have looked even better on the ON-topic board
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It would look great on the student board, but who wanders over there?
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It looks like Frankenstein takes the Alter Boys to enjoy A Little Night Music. How does it end, austin?
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Updated On: 12/9/07 at 05:46 PM
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You know how it ends.

Don't get snarky.
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learn how to read Fiction Writer, I said ON topic board not student board
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what is a copyright?#7
Posted: 12/9/07 at 6:13pm
i take it you have their permission to be posting pics of the production online?
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what is a copyright?#8
Posted: 12/9/07 at 7:15pm
I take it the Myspace photo album I took these from has permission.

Right?

Elphaba: What? Since these are STUDENTS, it should go on the STUDENT board. I'd post it on the On Topic board if it was of the real show, but it's not, since this isn't a Broadway production.
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Posted: 12/9/07 at 7:49pm
Why are you posting it at all?

Does anyone really care to see photos of some random student production in Las Vegas?
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what is a copyright?#10
Posted: 12/9/07 at 8:00pm
damn. did ya'll take an extra dosage of bitch pill today?
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what is a copyright?#11
Posted: 12/9/07 at 8:01pm
colleen, you have an extra word in that question: "it."
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Posted: 12/9/07 at 8:01pm
Some random student production?

This was the world premiere of the student edition. I think that's a pretty big deal.
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Posted: 12/9/07 at 8:03pm
you think? since when.
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what is a copyright?#14
Posted: 12/9/07 at 8:34pm
"damn. did ya'll take an extra dosage of bitch pill today?"

They just don't like me.
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what is a copyright?#15
Posted: 12/11/07 at 4:16pm
It's not the world Premier. The World Premier was @ Stagedoor Manor This summer at the end of July.
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Posted: 12/11/07 at 4:20pm
Hmm...I have a program that says otherwise.
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Posted: 12/11/07 at 4:25pm
Well I assure you it was not. I was in the World Premier Production, so I'm sure I would know.
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Posted: 12/11/07 at 7:32pm
If you're really that worried about it, I suggest you call the directors over at LVA. They can sort it all out for you.
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Posted: 12/11/07 at 11:50pm
The ensemble sounded not-so-good based on that Youtube clip.
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Posted: 12/12/07 at 2:23am
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Posted: 12/12/07 at 2:36am
BOQs -- that's all I gotta say.
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what is a copyright?#22
Posted: 12/12/07 at 5:33am
From the Stagedoor Manor website:

"Summer 2007 was such an exciting time for Stagedoor: In partnership with Music Theatre International and the original creators, Stagedoor produced a one-time workshop School Edition of the international hit Avenue Q. We were also fortunate to produce a pilot production of RENT School Edition (which Stagedoor helped develop over the past two summers) and the first workshop production of Sweeney Todd School Edition, a new title currently being considered by MTI.

Sounds like the one at Stagedoor was just a workshop.
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what is a copyright?#23
Posted: 12/12/07 at 12:11pm
I went to LVA. Don't hate. If you love theatre, you should appreciate the fact that students are getting the experience of performing great shows. Then these students are the ones going on to create the next generation of musical theatre performers. Would you rather have seen pictures of High School Musical? I had the wonderful opportunity of being in the world amateur premier of Little Women the musical. It was a life changing show.

The ensemble may not sound wonderful, but they're all students. They're learning. Appreciate that people still have a great love for theatre.

Oh and Sondheim is working with the cast when the show goes to Nebraska. And Sondheim considers LVA's production the world amateur premier...sooo...I wouldn't argue with him.
Updated On: 12/12/07 at 12:11 PM
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Posted: 12/12/07 at 1:59pm
*does the dance*

I told you so! I told you so!

And Elphaba, do you have to post a mean comment every time you see me in a thread? You don't like me. I get that. Move on and SHUT THE F*CK UP.

That's all. Back to Sweeney Todd.

dramatothemax: We thought about seeing Little Women, but I hated the book and I've never liked the movie. It didn't seem like something we would enjoy. I hate how we missed Miss Saigon, though. Those pictures look fantastic.
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