SWEENEY TODD (2014)
Role : Johanna
Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 1979 musical thriller with :
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and
Book by Hugh Wheeler.
Creation in english with subtitles in french
at Théâtre Éphémère of the Château d'Hardelot (France)
during summer 2014. Also performed at the Opéra of Reims in March 2015 and at the Opéra of Toulon in November 2016.
Production of La Clef des Chants/Région Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Director: Olivier Bénézech
Musical Director: Daniel Glet
Choreographer: Johan Nus
Set Designer: Christophe Guillaumin
Costume Designer: Frédéric Olivier
Lighting Designer: Régis Vigneron
Make up: Elisabeth Delesalle
Assistant Director: Sébastien Fèvre
Coach in english: Kester Lovelace
Sweeney Todd: Jérôme Pradon
Miss Lovett: Alyssa Landry
Judge Turpin: Jacques Verzier (2nd cast: Maxime de Toledo)
Johanna: Sarah Manesse (2nd cast: Marie Oppert)
Beggar Woman: Catherine Arondel (2nd cast: Sarah Tullamore)
Anthony Hope: Flannan Obé (2nd cast: Ashley Stillburn)
Tobias: Julien Salvia
Pirelli/Fogg: Scott Emerson (2nd cast: Thomas Morris)
Beadle: Sinan Bertrand
The musical is based on the 1973 play Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Christopher Bond. Set in 19th century England, the musical details the return of barber Sweeney Todd to London after 15 years of exile, in order to take revenge on the corrupt judge who banished him, by conspiring with a local baker, Mrs. Lovett, who is in desperate need of fresh meat for her pies.
The original production premiered on Broadway at the Uris Theatre on March 1, 1979 and closed on June 29, 1980 after 557 performances and 19 previews. Directed by Hal Prince and choreographed by Larry Fuller, the scenic design was by Eugene Lee, costumes by Franne Lee and lighting by Ken Billington. The cast included Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Lovett, Len Cariou as Todd, Victor Garber as Anthony, Sarah Rice as Johanna, Merle Louise as the Beggar Woman, Ken Jennings as Tobias, Edmund Lyndeck as Judge Turpin, Joaquin Romaguera as Pirelli, and Jack Eric Williams as Beadle Bamford. The production was nominated for nine Tony Awards, winning eight including Best Musical.