Production of ‘Sweeney Todd’ to open new season at Steel River Playhouse.
The 2018-2019 season marks Steel River Playhouse’s 10th Year Anniversary Season at the Playhouse. All season long, we will be doing special events to celebrate being the Heart of High Street for 10 years!
Steel River Playhouse proudly kicks off its 20182019 Season with the smash hit “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, premiering October 5 to 21. This Tony Award winning Broadway sensation, created by Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and Hugh Wheeler (book), is considered a masterpiece of music and suspense.
Director John McGraw and Musical Director Julie Eurillo, bring to life the story of Sweeney Todd, the dark tale of a barber unjustly imprisoned by corrupt Judge Turpin, who returns to 19th century London after 15 years to take his revenge on the man who took him from his wife and young daughter. Todd’s need for vengeance becomes indiscriminately murderous — and profitable — when he partners with the unscrupulous Mrs. Lovett and opens his new barber practice above her failing meat pie shop. With his busy straight razors and her new secret ingredient, their fame grows until Todd comes face to face with the judge. Can he avenge his family before their dastardly deeds are uncovered?
Veterans and new comers round out the five star cast, breathing life into this thrillingly immersive musical. Capturing the characters vivacity, Sweeney Todd stars Ben Fried as Sweeney Todd, Alicia Huppman as Mrs. Lovett, Doug Pratt as Judge Turpin, John Williams as Anthony, and Madison Devlin as Johanna. Along with the rest of the remarkable cast, first-rate live orchestra and exceptional creative team, together they construct a production you won’t soon forget.
The 2018-2019 season marks Steel River Playhouse’s 10th Year Anniversary Season at the Playhouse. All season long, we will be doing special events to celebrate being the Heart of High Street for 10 years! Join us Oct. 5 before the show from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the lobby for a free opening night party, complete with complimentary meat pies from Grumpy’s Handcarved Sandwiches. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street runs Oct. 5 to 21 at Steel River Playhouse located at 245 East High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464. Tickets can be purchased at www. steelriver.org or by calling the box office at 610-970-1199. For group discounts please contact Beth McDonnell, director of marketing and sales, at email@example.com.