ST. PETERSBURG - "Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" slices its way into St. Petersburg and the Manaffey Theater for a limited engagement on May 6-11.
This exciting and innovative new production features a multi-talented ensemble of 10 talented actor-musicians, five from the 2006 Tony Award winning company.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; with matinee performances at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets ranging from $30 to $70 to accommodate all levels of affordability, are available through www.BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com, at the Mahaffey Theater Box Office or by calling Ticketmaster at 727-898-2100 or 813- 287-8844. Groups of 20 or more should call 407-423-9999, ext. 17 or 1-800-950-4647.
Judy Kaye (Mrs. Lovett) and David Hess (Sweeney Todd) will be joined by Diana DiMarzio (Beggar Woman), Benjamin Eakeley (The Beadle), Benjamin Magnuson (Anthony), Steve McIntyre (Jonas Fogg), Lauren Molina (Johanna), and Elisa Winter (Standby for Johanna and Pirelli) who all appeared in the Broadway production of SWEENEY TODD. Also joining the touring cast are Edmund Bagnell (Tobias), Keith Buterbaugh (Judge Turpin), Katrina Yaukey (Pirelli), Edwin Cahill (Standby for Anthony, Tobias, The Beadle and Jonas Fogg), David Garry (Standby for Sweeney Todd, Judge Turpin and The Beadle) and Megan Loomis (Standby for Mrs. Lovett and Beggar Woman).
"Sweeney Todd" is based on the 19th century legend of a London barber driven to a life of crime after a malevolent judge takes his wife and child from him. Sweeney's plan for revenge includes a cutthroat partnership with Mrs. Lovett-an enterprising businesswoman-who is soon producing the tastiest meat pies in London.
Directed and designed by John Doyle, who won the 2006 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for this production, the production features the music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler from an adaptation by Christopher Bond and music supervision and orchestrations by Sarah Travis who won a 2006 Tony Award for "Sweeney Todd." The creative team also includes lighting designer Richard Jones, and sound designer Dan Moses Schreier.