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Sweeney Todd

Friday April 24, 2015 - Saturday May 9, 2015

Brown Theater, Wortham Theater Center  

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Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd:The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sung in English with projected English text

April 24, 2015 - 7:30 PM | April 26, 2015 - 2:00 PM | April 29, 2015 - 7:30 PM
May 2, 2015 - 7:30 PM | May 8, 2015 - 7:30 PM | May 9, 2015 - 7:30 PM

 

Countless serial novels gripped Londoners during the Victorian era - the more gruesome, the better. One of them, The String of Pearls, spawned the character of Sweeney Todd.

His happiness destroyed by a corrupt judge, Sweeney Todd - the Demon Barber of Fleet Street - is obsessed with revenge. With his partner in crime, amoral pie shop owner Mrs. Lovett, he quenches his thirst for justice with a murderous rampage that leaves few of the characters breathing. Stephen Sondheim's dark, magnificent score turns this sordid and bloody tale into riveting entertainment.

Sweeney Todd is a masterpiece of the American musical theater - it will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Cast
Sweeney Todd - Nathan Gunn
Mrs. Lovett - Susan Bullock
Tobias Ragg - Nicholas Phan
Judge Turpin - Jake Gardner
Beggar Woman - Cynthia Clayton

Creative Team
Conductor - James Lowe
Director - Lee Blakeley
Set & Costume Designer - Tanya McCallin
Lighting Designer - Rick Fisher
Choreographer - Lorena Randi
Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Chorus Master - Richard Bado

"Nathan Gunn commands an operatic baritone whose mighty heft and richness confer an outsize authority on everything he touches." - New York Times

"Susan Bullock, as always profoundly musical and bringing tears to one's eyes with the tenderness of phrasing that seems second nature to her. Her virtue is total absorption in the role and her diction is immaculate." - Opera Magazine (London)

Production originally created by Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris

 

Co-owned by Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Théâtre du Châtelet

Synopsis

Benjamin Barker, a.k.a. Sweeney Todd, returns to London after fifteen years in exile on trumped-up charges to find that his wife poisoned herself after being raped—by the judge who sentenced him. Todd, with the help of pie maker Mrs. Lovett, gets revenge using his skills as a barber.

Cast/Creative Team

Cast

Nathan Gunn
Sweeney Todd

Susan Bullock
Mrs. Lovett

Morgan Pearse**
Anthony Hope

Megan Samarin**
Johanna

Nicholas Phan***
Tobias Ragg

Jake Gardner
Judge Turpin

Scott Quinn***
Pirelli

Cynthia Clayton
Beggar Woman

Kevin Ray***
Beadle Bamford

Creative Team

James Lowe
Conductor

Lee Blakeley
Director

Tanya McCallin
Set and Costume Designer

Rick Fisher
Lighting Designer

Leraldo Anzaldua
Fight Director

Richard Bado***
Chorus Master

Houston Grand Opera
Orchestra
Chorus


* HGO debut
** HGO Studio Artist
*** Former HGO Studio Artist

Media

There are not any current media reviews available for this production at this time.

 


Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd:The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sung in English with projected English text

April 24, 2015 - 7:30 PM | April 26, 2015 - 2:00 PM | April 29, 2015 - 7:30 PM
May 2, 2015 - 7:30 PM | May 8, 2015 - 7:30 PM | May 9, 2015 - 7:30 PM

 

Countless serial novels gripped Londoners during the Victorian era - the more gruesome, the better. One of them, The String of Pearls, spawned the character of Sweeney Todd.

His happiness destroyed by a corrupt judge, Sweeney Todd - the Demon Barber of Fleet Street - is obsessed with revenge. With his partner in crime, amoral pie shop owner Mrs. Lovett, he quenches his thirst for justice with a murderous rampage that leaves few of the characters breathing. Stephen Sondheim's dark, magnificent score turns this sordid and bloody tale into riveting entertainment.

Sweeney Todd is a masterpiece of the American musical theater - it will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Cast
Sweeney Todd - Nathan Gunn
Mrs. Lovett - Susan Bullock
Tobias Ragg - Nicholas Phan
Judge Turpin - Jake Gardner
Beggar Woman - Cynthia Clayton

Creative Team
Conductor - James Lowe
Director - Lee Blakeley
Set & Costume Designer - Tanya McCallin
Lighting Designer - Rick Fisher
Choreographer - Lorena Randi
Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Chorus Master - Richard Bado

"Nathan Gunn commands an operatic baritone whose mighty heft and richness confer an outsize authority on everything he touches." - New York Times

"Susan Bullock, as always profoundly musical and bringing tears to one's eyes with the tenderness of phrasing that seems second nature to her. Her virtue is total absorption in the role and her diction is immaculate." - Opera Magazine (London)

Production originally created by Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris

 

Co-owned by Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Théâtre du Châtelet

Benjamin Barker, a.k.a. Sweeney Todd, returns to London after fifteen years in exile on trumped-up charges to find that his wife poisoned herself after being raped—by the judge who sentenced him. Todd, with the help of pie maker Mrs. Lovett, gets revenge using his skills as a barber.

Cast

Nathan Gunn
Sweeney Todd

Susan Bullock
Mrs. Lovett

Morgan Pearse**
Anthony Hope

Megan Samarin**
Johanna

Nicholas Phan***
Tobias Ragg

Jake Gardner
Judge Turpin

Scott Quinn***
Pirelli

Cynthia Clayton
Beggar Woman

Kevin Ray***
Beadle Bamford

Creative Team

James Lowe
Conductor

Lee Blakeley
Director

Tanya McCallin
Set and Costume Designer

Rick Fisher
Lighting Designer

Leraldo Anzaldua
Fight Director

Richard Bado***
Chorus Master

Houston Grand Opera
Orchestra
Chorus


* HGO debut
** HGO Studio Artist
*** Former HGO Studio Artist

There are not any current media reviews available for this production at this time.


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