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Sweeney Todd

July 23, 2018

Fir Acres Theater

Lewis & Clark Department of Theatre in collaboration with the Department of Music present

SWEENEY TODD 

 by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler

Director: Rebecca Lingafelter, Associate Professor of Theatre

Music Director:  Susan McBerry

Conductor: Lance Inouye, Assistant Professor of Music

 

Friday and Saturday, November 2 and 3 – 7:30pm 

Sunday, November 4 – 2:00pm Matinee 

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 8, 9, and 10 – 7:30pm 

 

Play Synopsis

Evil Judge Turpin (Alan Rickman) lusts for the beautiful wife of a London barber (Johnny Depp) and transports him to Australia for a crime he did not commit. Returning after 15 years and calling himself Sweeney Todd, the now-mad man vows revenge, applying his razor to unlucky customers and shuttling the bodies down to Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter), who uses them in her meat-pie shop. Though many fall to his blade, he will not be satisfied until he slits Turpin’s throat.

Production Overview

Sweeney Todd will mark a unique collaboration between the Lewis & Clark Theatre and Music Departments.  The production will be staged in the round, placing the audience inside the action of the play.  The process will focus on cultivating a strong sense of ensemble as well as collaborative creation of the world of the play.  We will be casting the roles of Anthony, Johann and Judge Terpin in the Fall along with five ensemble members.

 

AUDITIONS* 

Fir Acres Theatre Main Stage 

Wednesday, September 5, 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Thursday, September 6, 7:00 – 10:00pm 

Detailed audition instructions, sign-up sheets, and script information will be posted on the Fir Acres Theatre lobby bulletin board by August 20.

*We seek diverse casting and encourage actors of all ethnicities, cultures, and gender identities to audition.  Some characters may be cast gender-blind. 

 

PERFORMANCES 

Fir Acres Theatre Main Stage 

Friday and Saturday, November 2 and 3 – 7:30pm 

Sunday, November 4 – 2:00pm Matinee 

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 8, 9, and 10 – 7:30pm 

BUY TICKETS ONLINE HERE beginning September 10, 2018 

  

PHYSICAL BOX OFFICE at Fir Acres Theatre

Tickets can also be purchased (cash only) at our box office, Monday through Friday, 1:00-5:00pm, and one hour before performances beginning October 29.   Phone reservations for non-campus ticket purchasers only (503-768-7495). 

$15 General Admission 

$10 L&C Faculty/Staff/Alums, Sr. Citizens, Non L&C Students 

$5 L&C Students 

$8 Groups of 10 or more 

  

QUESTIONS:  theatre@lclark.edu, 503-768-7491