Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd opens tonight, July 20, at the Coastal Rep

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Sondheim’s dark masterpiece Sweeney Todd explodes onto the Coastal Repertory Theatre stage

An extraordinarily talented cast brings to life the demon barber and his fellow Londonites Opens July 20

July 7, 2012 Half Moon Bay, Calif. Following on the heels of last summer’s wildly successful run of Rent, CRT brings back the same artistic team to present Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. This production features a visual twist, which has inspired the entire cast and crew.

Sweeney Todd follows the story of a former London barber, exiled for 15 years, who returns to take revenge on all those who robbed him of his happy family life with the help of the enterprising widow, Mrs. Nellie Lovett. This gruesome tale of murder and revenge features some of Stephen Sondheim most inspired and difficult music. Whether you find humor in this dark tale or are terrified by the revolting practices of this pair, you will long remember this chilling, Tony award winning masterpiece. 

Sweeney Todd originally premiered in 1979, with music by Stephen Sondheim and libretto by Hugh Wheeler, and based on the 1973 play of the same name by Christopher Bond. The show went on to win 9 Tony Awards.

The cast includes local favorites Martin Rojas Dietrich as Sweeney Todd and Patti Appel as Mrs. Lovett. Also returning to Coastal Rep are Gabriel Kenney, Amanda Odasz, and Peter Owen in lead roles. Newcomers Elizabeth O’Neill, Daniel Norberg, Bobby Bryce and Mauricio Suarez round out the principals.

Dates and show times for Sweeney Todd are July 20 through Aug 18, 2012; Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2pm.

Without a doubt, Stephen Sondheim is the greatest living theater composer/lyricist, and Sweeney Todd is his masterpiece.
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For more information and to purchase tickets:
Contact (650) 569-3266, or visit www.coastalrep.com. Coastal Repertory Theatre is located at 1167 Main Street in Half Moon Bay, California.

About the Coastal Repertory Theatre:
Coastal Repertory Theatre surprises, inspires and delights its patrons with memorable dramatic, musical and comedic performances. Coastal Rep provides opportunities for artistic development in all aspects of the theater. Discovering and fostering new talent creates excitement and energy like no other Bay Area theatre.

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