The John Burroughs High School Performing Arts Departments Proudly Present Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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From l, Joe Leone (Anthony), Kelsey Reynolds (Johanna), George Tyler (ensemble), Grace Williams (ensemble), and Josh Strobl (Toby).

From l, Joe Leone (Anthony), Kelsey Reynolds (Johanna), George Tyler (ensemble), Grace Williams (ensemble), and Josh Strobl (Toby).

The combined drama, vocal, and instrumental departments of John Burroughs High School are presenting the award-winning Broadway musical, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, as the fifth collaboration of the departments and their most ambitious yet! Set in 19th century London, this musical thriller tells the gruesome, grisly tale of the murderous barber Sweeney Todd who returns from exile to seek revenge on the judge who falsely put him away.

Featuring John Oreshnick as Sweeney Todd, Joe Leone as Anthony Hope, Bronwen Capshaw as Mrs. Lovett, Nevada Brandt as the Beggar Woman, David Jurbala as Judge Turpin, Avery Ball as The Beadle, Kelsey Reynolds as Johanna, Josh Strobl as Tobias Ragg, and Miles Gonzalez as Pirelli, the difficulty of Sondheim’s music is giving the students one of the most challenging, creative opportunities of their high school careers. It will also be the biggest orchestra they have ever had, made up of students and professionals, who will mentor the students in the orchestra pit. This show also provides numerous technical challenges and demands as it features one of their most elaborate sets, with a full rotating central unit and many additional pieces.

General Admission to Sweeney Todd is $15 for adults, $10 for students/faculty/seniors. Priority seating is $20 and allows the ticket holder entrance to the auditorium 15 minutes before other guests. Don’t miss this wonderful show, reserve your seats now! Tickets can be purchased online at brownpapertickets.com/event/305191 or jbhsdrama.com. For questions about the performance, call (818) 370-5567.

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