"There's a revolving stage like in Sweeney, but we don't have to move it ourselves in this one!" Last time City Life spoke to Liam, he was about to embark on what he calls the "job of a lifetime" as Sweeney Todd
Directed by Bobby Garcia, 'Sweeney Todd
: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street' will open on October 11 at The Theater at Solaire.
" is a 2007 musical period slasher film directed by Tim Burton and and an adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheelers' Tony Award-winning 1979 musical of the same name.
You have to develop an organization system or else you're just left with piles of clothes." The final product is still far from finished, but with only a couple weeks left until opening night, Sweeney Todd
is sure to excite all audiences with its thrilling blend of costumes, lights, music, sets, and theatre magic.
Caption: Mark Benninghofen and Sally Wingert in Theatre Latte Da's Minneapolis production of Sweeney Todd
. Wingert appears in the Asolo Rep show as well.
The cast list is: Sweeney Todd
- Neil Warner; Mrs Lovett - Amelia Gillespie; Anthony Hope - Ewan Myles; Johanna - Lucy Thomason; Toby - Beth Wheatley; Judge Turpin - Barry Smith; The Beadle - Nigel Barraclough; Beggar Woman - Helen Lee Smith; and Adolfo Pirelli - Shaun Webster.
And with Sweeney Todd
being renowned for its visceral staging, this is asking a lot of the team.
And if it wasn't so funny and so knowing, you might say that Sweeney Todd
is closer in spirit to the bloodthirsty melodramas of 19th century Italian opera like Il Trovatore.
Like I puritani and Orlando earlier this week Sweeney Todd
explores madness through the act of love or its betrayal.
In total the stage crew uses six different types of stage blood in a single performance of Sweeney Todd
, including a variety of thicknesses.
Barker eventually escapes, reconstitutes himself as Sweeney Todd
and makes his way back to London.
Underscoring her reference to Sweeney Todd
, Kunawicz wrote, "Boys listen to Tita (Aunt) Karen - if a girl says NO and pushes you away, just err on the side of caution, she likely means NO.