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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Playhouse 22's Sweeney Todd in time for Halloween

Playhouse 22 has a goulish treat in time for Halloween. Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” opens October 28 and closes on November 13.  Director Mark Kalet is joined by Musical Director Rory Chalcraft and Choreographer Megan Ferentinos.

“Sweeney Todd” is based on the 19th Century tale of a demonic barber in Victorian London.  The musical version first appeared on Broadway in 1979 and was recently made into a film version starring Johnny Depp.

Starring Roger Dornbierer of Dunellen in the title character and Stephanie Long of Sayreville as Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney Todd tells the infamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife.  His thirst for blood soon expands to include his unfortunate customers, and the resourceful proprietress of the pie shop downstairs soon has the people of London lining up in droves with her mysterious new meat pie recipe.

All shows are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.
Tickets for all performance are available online at Playhouse22.org, by calling the Box Office at (732) 254-3939 or at the Box Office window.

Playhouse 22 is conveniently located at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center at 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick NJ. Voted Best Community Theater in "The Best in Central Jersey Readers Choice Awards 2011."

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