Sweeney Todd

The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH
College Theatre

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
From an Adaptation by Christopher Bond

November 3 - November 13, 2022

Show Description:

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against 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, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun!

Staff and Cast

Director: Russ Borski and Holly Holsinger
Musical Director: Maria DiDonato

Nathaniel Boucher - Man 3 / Anthony Understudy / Customer #1 / Inmate #3

Aidan Callahan - Man 5 Pirelli Understudy / Policeman #2 / Contest with Pirelli
Jonathon Clarke - Man 1 / Judge Understudy / Policeman #1 / Contest with Sweeney
Kierstan Conway - Woman 1 / Lovett Understudy / Inmate #1
Claudia Cromly - Mrs. Lovett
Lucy Geiser - Fogg / Beggar Woman Understudy
Maxwell Gierke - Anthony Hope
Alyssa Gruttadauria - Woman 3 / Inmate #2
Brooke Hamilton - Johanna Barker
Nicholas Hassan - Man 4 Tobias Understudy / Customer #3
Jaren Hodgson - Adolfo Pirelli / Daniel O’Higgins / Sweeney Todd Understudy
James Jolly - Man 2 / Beadle Understudy / 2nd Customer
Tyler Milicic - Beadle Bamford
Payton Nielsen - Woman 5 / Joanna Understudy /Young Convict
Elias Palmer - Judge Turpin
Emerson Santuomo - Beggar Woman / Lucy Barker
Eisley Sims - Tobias Ragg
Eugene Sumlin - Sweeney Todd / Benjamin Barker
Trinity Thomas - Woman 2 / Birdseller
Lucie Vonau - Woman 4 / Customer #3 / Wife-Passerby


7:30pm Thursdays
7:30pm Fridays
7:30pm Saturdays
2pm Sundays (ASL
interpreterd performance on 11/10)


$5 - $15

(216) 241-6000

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Content Advisories

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1407 Euclid Ave.
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