TONIGHT AT
THE FILENE CENTER
Stephen Sondheim

SWEENEY TODD

The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert

National Symphony Orchestra
Roberto Kalb,
conductor

JUL 2 + 3 | 8 PM

In this infamous 19th-century tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber returns to London seeking vengeance against the lecherous Judge Turpin, who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck changes when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the addition of an ingredient to her meat pies that has the people of London begging for more!

CAST
Anthony Hope – Jonathan Bryan
Sweeney Todd/Benjamin Barker – Thomas Glass
Beggar Woman/Lucy Barker – Shannon Jennings
Nellie Lovett – Megan Esther Grey
Judge Turpin – Nicholas Newton
Beadle Bamford – Wayd Odle*
Johanna Barker – Alexandra Nowakowski
Tobias Ragg – Conor McDonald
Adolfo Pirelli – Christopher Bozeka
*Studio Artist

PRODUCTION INFO

SWEENEY TODD
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

A Musical Thriller

Music and lyrics by: Stephen Sondheim (b.1930)
Book by Hugh Wheeler
From an Adaptation by: Christopher Bond
Originally directed on Broadway by: Harold Prince
Orchestrations by: Jonathan Tunick
Originally Produced on Broadway by: Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards
In Association with Dean and Judy Manos

First performance: March 1, 1979, The Uris Theatre, NYC
Show Length: 3 hours, with one intermission

CREATIVE TEAM

Roberto Kalb, conductor
Emma Griffin, director

MUSIC & PRODUCTION STAFF

David Hanlon, principal coach
Joseph Li, Chorusmaster
Jocelyn Dueck, English coach
Rachel Henneberry, production stage manager
Savannah Valigura, assistant stage manager

To learn more about Wolf Trap Opera’s artists, composer Stephen Sondheim, and to watch interviews with the director, view the WTO Insider Guide below.


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THANK YOU TO

Dan and Gayle D’Aniello,
Wolf Trap 2021 Season Underwriters