Saturday, April 13, 2024

Review Highlights: SWEENEY TOOD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET (School Edition) - Actor's Youth Theatre

Carter Giannetti, Zacary Nelson, and Savannah Swiatkowski
Photo by Elise Stoffer

highlights from local critics reviews - (click link at bottom of each review to read complete review)

Click here for more information on this production that runs through April 20

"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (School Edition) at Actor's Youth Theatre is a bold and captivating production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's dark and bloody musical masterpiece. Despite the unconventional choice of material for a youth theatre production, the themes of injustice and human suffering resonate powerfully with the talented cast, and the material provides a rewarding challenge for the teens to depict the many demanding roles in the musical, resulting in a compelling and macabre theatrical experience....Carter Giannetti delivers a commanding performance as the brooding and menacing Sweeney Todd, while Savannah Swiatkowski shines as the jolly and scheming Mrs. Lovett. Their chemistry is palpable, particularly in their dynamic duet "A Little Priest," which is a major highlight. ...With consistently strong direction and passionate performances, Actor's Youth Theatre's production of the school edition of Sweeney Todd demonstrates that challenging material can be tackled with skill and maturity by young performers"  - Gil Benbrook, (click here to read the complete review)

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