Thu, Jun 30|
Helena will be in the ensemble for Opera Saratoga's production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd.
Time & Location
Jun 30, 2022, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Saratoga Springs, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA
About the Event
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by Hugh Wheeler From an adaptation by Christopher Bond
Originally Directed On Broadway by Harold Prince Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick Originally Produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in Association with Dean and Judy Manos
Presented in partnership with the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on the SPAC Amphitheater Stage Sweeney Todd was first produced in 1979 on Broadway where it won eight Tony awards including Best Musical. Widely acknowledged as Stephen Sondheim’s masterpiece, Sweeney Todd tells a dark tale of vengeance and murder, leavened with ghoulish humor, in Victorian London. Returning after being wrongly imprisoned, Sweeney vows revenge on the Judge who incarcerated him, and finds an unlikely ally in Mrs. Lovett, the owner of a struggling meat pie shop who finds a good use for Sweeney’s victims.
Three-time Tony nominee and Drama Desk Award Winner Carolee Carmello takes the stage as Mrs. Lovett in her Opera Saratoga and SPAC debut, alongside internationally acclaimed bass baritone Craig Colclough as Sweeney Todd. Laura Bergquist, who made her debut on the SPAC stage last summer leading Opera Saratoga’s critically acclaimed production of Man of La Mancha will conduct the staged concert performances, directed and choreographed by Stephen Nachamie.