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Madison Opera’s “Sweeney Todd”

February 8, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

$25 - $110

Type:
* Music
* Performance Art

This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community

Madison Opera presents its first-ever production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on February 6, 7, and 8 in the Capitol Theater at the Overture Center for the Arts. The company is building a new production of this thrilling American masterpiece, and the powerhouse cast, Madison Opera Chorus, and Madison Symphony Orchestra will bring this most operatic of theatre scores to life.

The show tells of the barber Sweeney Todd, who returns to the gas-lit streets of Victorian London after 15 years of unjust imprisonment to claim vengeance on those who wronged him. He is aided in his murderous activities by Mrs. Lovett, maker of some rather tasty meat pies. One of Sondheim’s most renowned works, Sweeney Todd has a stunningly inventive score containing drama, macabre humor, lyrical purity, and an unforgettable final scene.

Performances:
Friday, February 6, 2015 • 8pm
Saturday, February 7, 2015 • 8pm
Sunday, February 8, 2015 • 2:30pm
Capitol Theater at Overture Center
Sung in English with projected text
Box Office:
201 State St., Madison, WI
(608) 258-4141
www.madisonopera.org
Tickets:
$25 – $110
Group discounts available

CAST AND PRODUCTION TEAM
Sweeney Todd ………………………………….. Corey Crider*
Mrs. Lovett ……………………………….. Meredith Arwady*
Johanna ………………………………………………. Jeni Houser
Beggar Woman ………………………………… Emily Pulley*
Judge Turpin …………………………………… Thomas Forde
Anthony Hope …………………………………. Daniel Shirley
Tobias Ragg …………………………………… Joshua Sanders
Beadle Bamford ……………………………….. Jared Rogers*
Adolfo Pirelli ……………………………….. Robert Goderich
Conductor …………………………………………. John DeMain
Stage Director ……………………………… Norma Saldivar*
Chorus Master …………………………………… Anthony Cao
Scenic Designer ………………………………. Joseph Varga*
Costume Designer ……………….. Karen Brown-Larimore
Lighting Designer ………………………… Hideaki Tsutsui*
Wig and Make-Up Designer ……………………… Jan Ross
Choreographer………………………………..Maureen Janson
Fight Director ………………………………………. Jeff Skubal
Sound Designer ………………………………… Buzz Kemper
*Madison Opera debut

Library Previews
Sun Prairie Public Library: Tuesday, January 13, 6:30-7:30pm
Central Public Library: Wednesday, January 21, 7-8pm
Waunakee Public Library: Tuesday, January 27, 7-8pm
Fitchburg Public Library: Wednesday, January 28, 6:30-7:30pm
FREE and open to the public

Join a Madison Opera staff member for a multimedia look at the history of Sweeney Todd, from its 19th century Victorian origins to Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning classic, and some insights into Madison Opera’s production.

Opera Novice: American Operas vs. American Musicals
Friday, January 16, 2015, 6-7pm, The Margaret C. Winston Madison Opera Center
FREE and open to the public

First-time opera-goer? Join Madison Opera for a short, fun, and informative evening examining the relationship between American operas and American musicals. More information available at www.madisonopera.org.

Opera Up Close: The Sweeney Todd Preview Sunday, February 1, 2015, 1-3pm, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
$20 general admission Join Madison Opera for a behind-the-scenes exploration of Sweeney Todd, including a multimedia look at Sondheim’s works and Madison Opera’s new production, hosted by Kathryn Smith with commentary from stage director Norma Saldivar, conductor John DeMain, and members of the cast.

Pre-Opera Talks
Friday, February 6 at 7pm, Saturday, February 7 at 7pm, and Sunday, February 8 at 1:30pm
Wisconsin Studio at Overture Center, free to ticket holders
Attend an entertaining introduction to Sweeney Todd one hour prior to curtain.

Details

Date:
February 8, 2015
Time:
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$25 - $110
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Website:
http://madisonopera.org/performances-2014-2015/sweeney_todd/

Organizer

Madison Opera
Phone:
(608) 238-8085
Email:
info@madisonopera.org
Website:
http://www.madisonopera.org/

Venue

Overture Center for the Arts
201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Phone:
(608) 258-4177
Website:
http://overturecenter.com