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Next up for K-State Theatre will be Sondheim musical 'Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street'

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014


— Kansas State University's K-State Theatre will present the Stephen Sondheim musical "Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6-8 and 13-5 and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and Nov. 16 at 2:30 p.m. in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre at Nichols Hall.

When the unjustly imprisoned Sweeney Todd returns to London, he vows revenge upon those who framed him. Joining forces with Mrs. Lovett, he kills his customers and then she bakes them into her meat pies. The play is directed by Charlotte McFarland, associate professor of theatre; vocal direction is by Amy Rosine, associate professor of music; and the orchestra is conducted by Paul Hunt, professor of music.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $13 for seniors and military, and $10 for students, plus tax and applicable fees. They can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by phone at 785-532-6428. Tickets may also be purchased online at http://www.k-state.edu/theatre. Fees apply to phone and online orders.

Students in the cast of "Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" include:

Ben Deghand, junior in theatre, Berryton, as Jonas Fogg; Danielle Jones, senior in music theatre and Spanish, Dodge City, as The Beadle; Rachel Hunt, junior in vocal performance, as Johanna, and Brian Ingalsbe, senior in applied music, ensemble member, both from Manhattan; Elise Poehling, junior in music theatre, Overland Park, as Mrs. Lovett; Griffin Letch, senior in vocal performance, as Adolofo Pirelli, and Noah Lindquist, freshman in music education, as Anthony, both from Topeka; and Chloe Pyle, junior in theatre, Wichita, as Beggar Woman.

From out of state:

Ivy Calvert, junior in applied music, Fort Irwin, California, ensemble member; Darrington Clark, junior in mass communications, Kansas City, Missouri, as Judge Turpin; Erin Koolman, master's student in music, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, ensemble member; Donovan Woods, senior in vocal performance, Bedford, Texas, as Sweeney Todd; and Samuel Wilson, freshman in applied music, Fort Worth, Texas, as Tobias.


Angelica McKinnis


K-State Theatre

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Berryton, Dodge City, Manhattan, Overland Park, Topeka and Wichita Kansas; Fort Irwin, California; Kansas City, Missouri; Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; and Bedford and Fort Worth, Texas

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Darrah Tinkler

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Next up for K-State Theatre will be the Stephen Sondheim musical "Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street."