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Sweeney Todd
Composer:Stephen Sondheim
Librettist:Hugh WheelerStephen Sondheim
Synopsis
Based on Christopher Bond's retelling of the Victorian pennydreadful The String of Pearls, (which was itself a retelling of a British myth, possibly rooted in truth) this musical (with a book by Hugh Wheeler) tells the tale of Sweeney Todd, a murderous barber, and his partner in crime, Nellie Lovett, a baker who disposes of the bodies by baking them into her pies. Meanwhile, Anthony Hope, a sailor who saved Todd's life, falls in love with Todd's estranged daughter, Johanna, who is being brought up as the ward of the twisted Judge Turpin.


Productions
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COMPANYTITLEDATES
Atlanta OperaSweeney Todd6/9/2018 - 6/17/2018
Pittsburgh Festival OperaSweeney Todd7/7/2017 - 7/22/2017
Skylight Music TheatreSweeney Todd5/19/2017 - 5/19/2017
New Orleans Opera AssociationSweeney Todd2/12/2017 - 2/12/2017
New Orleans Opera AssociationSweeney Todd2/10/2017 - 2/10/2017
Glimmerglass FestivalSweeney Todd7/9/2016 - 8/26/2016
Portland OperaSweeney Todd6/3/2016 - 6/11/2016
Tri-Cities OperaSweeney Todd4/29/2016 - 5/1/2016
Opera RoanokeSweeney Todd10/30/2015 - 11/1/2015
Vancouver OperaSweeney Todd4/25/2015 - 5/3/2015


OPERA America/Opera.ca Grants Awarded
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GRANT NAMEYEAR
Opera for a New America 1994

Number of Acts
2

Original Cast
Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd)
Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Lovett)
Edmund Lyndeck (Judge Turbin)
Sarah Rice (Johanna)
Victor Garber (Anthony Hall)
Ken Jennings (Tobias Ragg)
Merle Louise (Beggar Woman)
Joaquin Romaguera (Pirelli)
Eric Williams (the Beadle)


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