Pictured: Tally Sessions
Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced the cast for Stephen Sondheim’s SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET.
Directed by Artistic Director Eric Rosen, the production features Tally Sessions (Benjamin Barker), Ellen Harvey (Mrs. Lovett), Emily Shackelford (Johanna), Tim Scott (Pirelli), Chris McCarrell (Anthony), and Jordan Haas (Tobias). Rounding out the ensemble cast are Lauren Braton, Joe Carr, Merwin Foard, Colleen Grate, Melinda MacDonald, Bradley Thomas, and John-Michael Zuerlein.
From the press release: “The beloved musical SWEENEY TODD has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, for its Broadway premiere. Stephen Sondheim’s and Hugh Wheeler’s (A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, PACIFIC OVERTURES) tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed, and delighted audiences for decades, and its appeal is as robust as ever.
In this infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth-century London to seek vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he 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 savory treats that has all the people of London dying for her pies!”
SWEENEY TODD runs March 23rd – April 15th. For more information visit kcrep.org.