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During the early months random names appeared, "The Fetuses" and "The Amoebas". Add to List. Peter Polycarpou. As Anthony, Johanna and some constables break into the bakehouse, Todd falls dead and Toby drops the razor, heedless of the others, while absentmindedly turning the meat grinder "Final Scene". Directed by Melissa Baughman. Sweeney Todd ". A simpleton who works first for con-man Pirelli, and then for Mrs.
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During the early months random names appeared, "The Fetuses" and "The Amoebas". For obvious reasons, the group convened to settle on a name.
A raucous arguement ensued. So the name was carved in stone and dovered and there was much prancing and gamboling about. During the second year under the reign of C. Tucci, the group developed into an established campus entity, entertaining at dorm study breaks, performing for tailgates at football games, and singing for alumni reunions.
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The production closed on November 14, The first Broadway revival opened on September 14, at the Circle in the Square Theatre , and closed on February 25, after performances and 46 previews. It was produced by Theodore Mann , directed by Susan H. Schulman , with choreography by Michael Lichtefeld. In contrast to the Broadway version, the production was designed on a relatively intimate scale and was affectionately referred to as "Teeny Todd.
In , the show received its first London revival at the Royal National Theatre. The production opened originally at the Cottesloe Theatre on June 2, , and later transferred to the Lyttleton Theatre on December 16, , playing in repertory and closing on June 1, When the show transferred, Quilley replaced Armstrong in the title role.
On April 5, it premiered in Catalan at the theater Poliorama of Barcelona later moving to the Apollo , in a production of the Drama Centre of the Government of Catalonia. Lovett, Ma. Josep Peris as Johanna, Muntsa Rius as Tobias, Pep Molina as Anthony and Xavier Ribera-Vall as Judge Turpin, with critical acclaim and audience applause Sondheim himself traveled to Barcelona after hearing the success it was having and was delighted with the production. Later it moved to Madrid. The show received over fifteen awards.
This production was notable for having no orchestra, with the person cast playing the score themselves on musical instruments that they carried onstage. This production closed February 5, The cast consisted of: Patti LuPone Mrs. The production ran for performances and 35 previews, and was nominated for six Tony Awards, winning two: Lovett and David Hess as Todd. Alexander Gemignani also played the title role for the Toronto run of the tour in November Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton starred in a new production of the show that played at The Chichester Festival Theatre , running from September 24 to November 5, It was notably set in the s instead of and restored the oft-cut song "Johanna Mea Culpa ".
Previews began February 14, before officially opening night on March 1. After Norm Lewis left, he was replaced by Hugh Panaro in the titular role. The production has been extended through August Lovett and Peter Cousens as Anthony. Lovett and Jon Ewing as Judge Turpin.
The Melbourne production toured to Sydney and Brisbane in It was also the first time the show had been presented in an intimate house Equity seat. The Finnish National Opera production premiered on September 19, Translated by Juice Leskinen . It was directed by Christopher Ashley with choreography by Daniel Pelzig. Irish tenor David Shannon starred as Todd in a highly successful Dublin production of the show at the Gate Theatre , which ran from April through June The production employed a minimalistic approach: The look of the production was quite abstract.
The show was a collaboration with West End International Ltd. The show did a four-week run and ended on June 8, Directed by Melissa Baughman. Music Direction by Charles W. In , the Victorian Opera company in Australia mounted an operatic production of the musical for a day run at the Melbourne Arts Centre.
The first opera company to mount Sweeney Todd was the Houston Grand Opera in a production directed by Hal Prince, which ran from June 14, through June 24, for a total of 10 performances. In the show was presented by the New York City Opera. Hal Prince recreated the staging using the simplified set of the 2nd national tour.
It was well received and most performances sold out. It was brought back for limited runs in and Notably the production starred Elaine Paige as Mrs Lovett. A "Reprise! Lovett, and Davis Gaines as Anthony. This production was taped for PBS broadcast. The same production played at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago on August 24, , with most of the cast from the preceding concerts, except for Plishka and Clark, who were replaced by Sherrill Milnes and Hollis Resnik.
The concert was again filmed for broadcast on PBS as part of their Live from Lincoln Center  series and was first aired on September 26, This production transferred to London Coliseum Theatre for 13 performances from March 30 through April 12, David Cuevas produced the first Mexican production of Sweeney Todd. Tim Burton directed from a screenplay by John Logan. Stephen Sondheim believes that Sweeney Todd is a story of revenge and how it consumes a vengeful person.
He has asserted, "…what the show is really about is obsession. Relying heavily on counterpoint and angular harmonies, its compositional style has been compared to Maurice Ravel , Sergei Prokofiev , and Bernard Herrmann.
Sondheim also utilizes the ancient Dies Irae in the ballad that runs throughout the score, later heard in a melodic inversion , and in the accompaniment to "Epiphany".
Depending on how and where the show is presented, it is sometimes considered an opera. Theatre critic and author Martin Gottfried wrote on this subject: Opera is not just a matter of everything being sung. There is an operatic kind of music, of singing, of staging. There are opera audiences, and there is an opera sensibility. There are opera houses. Sweeney Todd has its occasional operatic moments, but its music overall has the chest notes, the harmonic language, the muscularity, and the edge of Broadway theater.
The other voices in the cast also were known quantities. Rather, it seemed to me that the attempt to actually sing the Sondheim score, which relies heavily on a dramatic parlando or speaking style, mainly showed how far from the operatic vocal tradition the work lies. The score, effective enough in its own way, demanded things of the opera singers that opera singers as a class are reluctant to produce. The original Broadway pit consisted of a 26 piece orchestra. The number of percussionists may vary for different shows, though the percussion book is written for two players.
An alternate orchestration is available from Music Theatre International for a 9 piece orchestra. It was written by Jonathan Tunick for the London Production. A performance of the touring company was taped before an audience in at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles during the first national tour, with additional taping done in an empty theatre for a television special. The resulting program was televised on September 12, , on The Entertainment Channel. In , the Barcelona cast recorded a cast album sung in Catalan.
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