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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by Hugh Wheeler

From an Adaption by Christopher Bond

June 21 - September 9, 2022
Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre
Sponsored by
The Emma Eccles Jones Foundation
and Zions Bank

This wickedly funny musical (winner of eight Tony Awards) has been delighting and terrifying audiences for over four decades. It is the dark tale of Sweeney Todd who returns to London and seeks revenge against the dastardly judge who ravaged his wife, stole his daughter, and sentenced him to exile. His thirst for blood soon causes the bodies to pile up—just in time for his neighbor to find the perfect to ingredient for her meat pies.

Artistic Staff

Director—Brad Carroll
Music Director/Conductor—Jeremy Mann
Scenic Designer—Linda Buchanan
Costume Designer—Bill Black
Lighting Designer—Stephen C. Jones
Sound Designer—Joe Payne
Dramaturg—Isabel Smith-Bernstein
Voice and Text Coach—Philip Thompson
Fight Director—Paul Dennhardt
Intimacy Director—Caitlyn Herzlinger
Choreographer—Cassie Abate
Stage Manager—Martinique M. Barthel
Assistant Stage Manager—Emily Marie Wilke

Scene: London, Fleet Street and environs; mid-nineteenth century

There will be one intermission.


Sweeney Todd—J. Michael Bailey
Mrs. Lovett—Bree Murphy
Anthony Hope—Nathan Haltiwanger
Johanna—Lucy Austin
Tobias Ragg—Ethan Van Slyke
Judge Turpin—Tim Fullerton
Beadle Bamford—Rob Tucker
Beggar Woman—Stephanie Lambourn
Adolfo Pirelli—Aaron Galligan-Stierle
Jonas Fogg—Michael Doherty
Ensemble—Phillip Brown, Michael Doherty, Aaron Galligan-Stierle, Shannon Galligan-Stierle, Luke Sidney Johnson, Julia Kuzmich, Samantha Paredes, Rachel Querreveld, Mark Saunders, André Spathelf-Sanders, Taylor Tveten


Whitney Black‡—Ensemble; Philip Brown—Judge Turpin; Tim Fullerton—Sweeney Todd; Shannon Galligan-Stierle—Beggar Woman; Luke Sidney Johnson—Anthony Hope; Malory Myers—Ensemble; Melinda Parrett†—Mrs. Lovett; Rachel Querreveld—Johanna; Mark Saunders—Beadle Bamford; Spencer Watson—Tobias Ragg/Ensemble

Understudies never substitute for listed players unless an announcement is made prior to the performance.

†Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

‡Appearing courtesy of the Southern Utah University Fellowship Program.

The director and fight director are working on contract with the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.

The scenery, costume, sound, and lighting designers are represented by the United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE.

Videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

Orchestral Tracking by Gregg Coffin.

Sweeney Todd is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com


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Study Guide
Content Advisory

Sweeney Todd contains theatrical depictions of violence, death, physical abuse, and sexual assault. But it’s also incredibly funny. It may not be suitable for preteens.


Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes (subject to change)

Artwork by Cully Long.
© Utah Shakespeare Festival 2024 www.bard.org Cedar City, Utah