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Sweeney Todd at Oregon Cabaret Theatre
August 29 - November 10$12 – $43
Running from August 29th to November 10th, Sweeney Todd is the first full Stephen Sondheim musical to play at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre and stars Cabaret favorites Galloway Stevens as Sweeney and Valerie Rachelle as Mrs. Lovett. The London-inspired dinner menu for Sweeney Todd includes freshly baked meat pies.
Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning masterpiece tells the story of Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, who returns to 19th century London seeking vengeance on the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, whose fortunes rise when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up.
With both music and lyrics by Sondheim, Sweeney Todd contains more than twenty musical numbers, including “Johanna”, “A Little Priest”, “The Worst Pies in London”, and “City on Fire”.
Oregon Cabaret Theatre associate artistic director Galloway Stevens (Sweeney Todd) is well known to Southern Oregon audiences, having previously appeared in Cabaret, 9 to 5, Chicago, Bat Boy, Rocky Horror, Noises Off, Million Dollar Quartet, and most recently Sherlock Holmes and the Sign of the Four. Valerie Rachelle (Mrs. Lovett) is the artistic director of the Oregon Cabaret and has previously performed in Bat Boy and Rocky Horror. They are joined by Cabaret veterans Jonathan Hoover (Altar Boyz, Bat Boy), Nathan Monks (She Loves Me, Bat Boy), Kristen Calvin (Beehive, She Loves Me), Michael Spencer (Once). Todd Neilsen, Molly Dobbs, and James Conrad Smith all make their Oregon Cabaret Theatre debuts in Sweeney Todd.
Sweeney Todd contains graphic scenes of violence and murder. Were it a movie, it would be rated R.
The Creative Team
Michael Jenkinson (Director/Choreographer) is returning to the Oregon Cabaret Theatre, having previously acted in ‘Tis the Season and Route 66 and directed The Daly News, Cabaret (co-director), 9 to 5, and The All Night Strut. For PCPA Jenkinson has directed, choreographed, and acted in over 50 productions including: The Music Man, West Side Story, Hairspray, Legally Blonde, My Fair Lady, Cinderella, and In the Heights. Other theatres include: The Old Globe, The Alliance Theatre, Geva Theatre, Ensemble Theatre Company, Phoenix Theatre Company, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Sacramento Theatre Company, Delaware Theatre Company, North Shore Musical Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Gateway Playhouse, Sierra Repertory Theatre, and Theatreworks Palo Alto. Michael is a proud member of Actor’s Equity.
Craig Hudson (Set Designer) – a founding member of the Oregon Cabaret Theatre and longtime resident designer, Craig has designed more than a hundred shows for the Cabaret.
The Sweeney Todd design team also includes lighting designer Chris Wood (Once, Sign of the Four), props designer James Paul Xavier, costume designer Mallory Prucha (Picasso), wig and make-up designer Yancey Quick, and sound designer Graham Howatt (Once).
Show Dates and Additional Information
Sweeney Todd previews on Thursday, August 29th, opens on Friday, August 30th, and closes on Sunday, November 10th. Saturday and Sunday matinees begin at 1:00 pm and evening performances begin at 8:00 pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and select Monday and Wednesday nights. There will be an evening performance on Sunday September 1, Labor Day weekend
Reservations are required for pre-show dinner or brunch. Appetizers, beverages, and desserts are available without reservations. Preview tickets are $29 for all seats. Tickets for other performances are $43 for A level seating with limited $39 B level seating and $29 C level seating available for all performances. The Cabaret offers a 20% ticket discount for groups of twelve or more. $12 student rush tickets can be purchased 30 minutes before curtain with a valid student ID, subject to availability. For additional information, or to purchase tickets, call the Oregon Cabaret Theatre box office at 541-488-2902 or visit oregoncabaret.com.