By Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler
Directed by Sandra Renick & Breanne Brennan
The rare instance of a musical thriller, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s chilling, suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous barber-ism and culinary crime tells the infamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. His thirst for blood soon expands to include his unfortunate customers, and the resourceful proprietress of the pie shop downstairs soon has the people of London lining up in droves with her mysterious new meat pie recipe!
Sophisticated, macabre, visceral and uncompromising, SWEENEY TODD nevertheless has a great sense of fun, mixing intense drama with howlingly funny moments of dark humor: audiences find themselves laughing hysterically one moment and gasping in surprise the next.
At the show’s core is a challenging score of epic proportion with two tasty tour de force roles in Sweeney and his comic female accomplice Mrs. Lovett. Although it has been extremely popular with opera companies and in concert presentation, SWEENEY TODD is equally effective as an intimate chamber musical.
Produced by Lake Country Players at Lake Country Playhouse, 221 E Capitol Drive, Hartland, WI 53029
Performances: April 19 - May 5, 2013
Performance Times: TBA
Ticket Prices: TBA
Call 262-367-4697 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
Prepare a musical theatre song. A few non-singing men may be considered.
Rehearsals will be primarily Mon-Thurs evenings 6:30-9:30 and will do our best to respect your time by having you come in when we are reahearsing your scenes.
Performances are April 19-May 5, 2013
More/updated information will be added once the date becomes closer.
Directing: Sandra Renick & Breanne Brennan
Vocal Director: Cathy Pfeiler
Music Director: Cathy Paquette
Also looking for dialect coach and technical help: stage manager, special effects expert, props, hair, makeup, costume dresser, etc...