SWEENEY TODD

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Friday, February 10, 2017 – 8:00PM
Sunday, February 12, 2017 – 2:30PM

Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts
Stephen Sondheim

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Revenge is on the menu!
Inspired by the ‘penny dreadfuls’ of Victorian London, Sweeney Todd is a macabre and sophisticated comedy. Sondheim’s score is filled with classic opera themes like wrongful  imprisonment, mistaken identity, murder, and revenge. It is known far and wide as one of the greatest scores ever written for the modern American stage. Join us to experience this renowned musical thriller with the brilliance of a full operatic setting!

And to sweeten the pie, so to speak, New Orleans Opera is excited to present for the first time on a professional stage together, the very talented Grimsley family!  New Orleans native Greer Grimsley stars as the murderous barber slicing a path of bloody revenge through Victorian London. Joining him is his wife, New Orleans’ favorite Luretta Bybee as his wicked partner in crime Mrs. Lovett, and introducing recent Loyola University graduate Emma Grimsley (their daughter) as Sweeney’s long lost daughter, Johanna.

CAST
Sweeney Todd
Greer Grimsley
Mrs. Lovett
Luretta Bybee
Anthony Hope
Harry Greenleaf
Johanna
Emma Grimsley
Tobias Ragg
Ian McEuen
Judge Turpin
Peter Volpe
Beggar Woman
 Leslie Castay
Pirelli
 Anthony Webb
Beadle
Marcus Shelton
Jonas Fogg
 Bart Folse
Bird Keeper
 Spencer Reichman
CREW
Stage Director
Brenna Corner
Conductor Robert Lyall
Scenic Designer  David Gano
Lighting Designer Don Darnutzer
SWEENEY TODD
Greer Grimsley

Metropolitan Opera
Seattle Opera
San Francisco Opera
Houston Grand Opera
Vancouver Opera

MRS. LOVETT
Luretta Bybee

Seattle Opera
Glimmerglass Opera
Vancouver Opera
Opera Carolina
Arizona Opera

JOHANNA
Emma Grimsley

Vespertine Opera Theater
Eugene Opera
Pacific Music Works
Aspen Music Festival
Glimmerglass Opera

JUDGE TURPIN
Peter Volpe

Metropolitan Opera
Michigan Opera Theatre
Arizona Opera
Glimmerglass Opera
Washington National Opera

STAGE DIRECTOR
Brenna Corner

Manitoba Underground Opera
Fraser Lyric Opera
Canadian Opera Company
Yulanda M. Faris Vancouver Opera Young Artist Program