Thursday, February 23, 2012
Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica presents the Stephen Sondheim musical, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, March 10 through April 7. It will be directed by Valerie Rachelle, with musical direction by Anne Gesling and choreography by Krystal Combs, and is produced by Anne Gesling and Meredith Wright.
Rachelle, whose previous directorial credits with Morgan-Wixson Theatre include Urinetown and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, brings a dark re-imagining of the tale for her 21st Century audience. Set in the 18th Century, Sweeney Todd is the tale of a man determined to seek vengeance and is based on London’s urban legend with several stage adaptations dating as far back as 1847.
John McCool Bowers stars as Sweeney, with AnnaLisa Erickson as Mrs. Lovett. Natasha Harris is Johanna, Vincent Perez is Anthony, and Michael Heimos is Turpin. The cast also includes Matthew Artson, Carolyn Freeman Champ, Joanna Churgin, Ayelet Firstenberg, Steven Flowers, Jim Goodrich, Tom McMahon, Lucas Moore, Sheldon Morley, Danielle Morris, Yassi Noubahar, Eileen O’Donnell, Daniella Painton, Brandon Stanford, John David Wallis and James Paul Xavier.
Morgan-Wixson Theatre is located at 2627 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Click Here for reservations or call (310) 828-7519.
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