Penn State Centre Stage presenting 'Sweeney Todd'

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State Centre Stage is presenting "Sweeney Todd," with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, through Nov. 2, in the Pavilion Theatre.

"Sweeney Todd" is directed by Susan H. Schulman, who received a Tony Award nomination for her revival of the musical on Broadway. Her vision is more like a penny-dreadful, gruesomely humorous "Macbeth." Schulman’s portrayal is a play-for-keeps tale of love and innocence thwarted and twisted into hate and destruction, of cannibalism with a shockingly human face.

Broadway and seasoned veterans’ Dan Riddle (musical direction), Michael Lichtefeld (choreography), Richard St. Clair (costume design) and Jim Harp (keyboard programmer) are part of the artistic team, as well as senior bachelor of fine arts technical designers Shannon Knox (scenic design), Becky Heisler (lighting design), Rachel Miller (sound design) and Ryan Stanger (technical direction). Equity cast include Sal Bucci, Ted Christopher, Connor McRory and Brad Frenette, in addition to 14 bachelor of fine arts musical theatre majors.

For more information, visit www.theatre.psu.edu. Tickets are available at Penn State Tickets Downtown, Eisenhower Box Office, Bryce Jordan Center and by calling 814-863-0255 or 1-800-ARTS-TIX.

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Last Updated October 18, 2012