Little Theatre of Owatonna has announced the cast for its winter musical production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet.”
The Tony Award-winning musical is a dark, witty tale of love, murder and revenge set against the backdrop of 19th century London. The theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world.
The infamous tale tells the story of Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber who returns to London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road of vengeance leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop. Above her shop, Todd opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up. And the carnage has only just begun.
Patrick McColley is Sweeney Todd, Heather Burke is Mrs. Lovett, Maddie Mularky is Johanna, Jason Meyer is Anthony Hope, Isaiah DaMitz is Judge Turpin, Tim Van Gelder is The Beadle, Kenneth Griswold is Adolfo Pirelli, Kaitlin Baumann Hohenstein is Beggar Woman, Hank Bell is Tobias Ragg and Bill Wood is Jonas Fogg.
Members of the ensemble/company are Timothy Abraham, Alexis Ayers, Michael Burke, Mary Francis, Ron Hager, Shelby Johnston, Curt Jorgensen, Holly Jorgensen, Payton Jorgensen, Zackery Knapton, Courtney Kryzer, Sherry Kuns, William McIntyre, Ian Miller, Michelle Minton, David Philips, Theresa Scheidt, Heather Speiker, Dianne Suarez, Aaron Thevenot, Kate Verlautz, Tom Wiersma, and Gail Zollner.
Music and lyrics are by Stephen Sondheim with book by Hugh Wheeler. Jeffrey Jackson is the artistic director, Bev Cashman the music director and Kathy Purdie the technical director.
This production is for mature audiences.
Performances will be at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23, with matinee performances at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 and 24.
“Sweeney Todd” is presented with special arrangements through Music Theatre International and is sponsored by the Wenger Foundation.