Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ resident professional stage company, presents Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a musical thriller by Stephen Sondheim, at the McKinney Chapel of the First Unitarian Church in Brooklyn Heights from February 10 to March 12, 2017.
Sweeney Todd, whose real name is Benjamin Barker, uses his new alias to resume work in his barber shop above Mrs. Lovett’s struggling pie shop after being wrongfully sentenced to life imprisonment by the corrupt Judge Turpin. After swearing vengeance against the judge that tore his family apart, Todd and Lovett plot a unique plan that helps them both and leads them down a dangerous, thrilling path with deadly consequences.
Directed & Choreographed by Judith Jarosz, who brough to life last season's hit at McKinney Chapel, Sondheim's "A Little Night Music." FOR TICKETS, CLICK HERE
CAST: Adam Baritot - Judge Turpin Jefferson Behan - The Beadle Amber Dewey - Quintet, multiple roles Samuel Floyd - Quintet, multiple roles David Fuller - Sweeney Todd John Jeffords - Tobias Ragg Zack Krajnyak - Anthony Hope Samantha Kronenfeld - Quintet, multiple roles Lorinne Lampert - Mrs. Lovett James Neufeld - Quintet, multiple roles Chrysten Peddie - Adolfo Pirelli Catherine Purcell - Johanna Mary Thorne - Beggar Woman Tyler Whitaker - Quintet, multiple roles
Theater 2020, Inc., Visions for a New Millennium is dedicated to producing classic and contemporary plays and musicals for a 21st Century audience and to providing a nurturing atmosphere for both emerging artists and seasoned professionals. We are dedicated to reaching out to the community and to producing quality theater at affordable prices, utilizing established professionals and fostering young artists as they emerge into the theatrical mainstream, with a particular emphasis on providing more opportunities for women in theater.
Based in Brooklyn Heights, Theater 2020 produces professional theater, everything from classic theater to contemporary satire, with forays into musicals and light opera, making them immediate to modern audiences using both innovative and traditional approaches. We believe live performance is a vital part of a healthy culture and that it is through theater that audiences are engaged dynamically in today's issues and in perpetual questions of the human condition.
Through our many audience outreach programs, we offer free and deeply discounted tickets because we believe theater must be for everyone, and no one should be deprived of the experience due to economic status. Through our educational initiatives we are firmly committed to the idea that today's youth is tomorrow's audience, and we work with educators to provide opportunities for students as interns and assistants.
Theater 2020, Inc. produces in Brooklyn, Manhattan and elsewhere, including the under-served Greene County in New York's Catskill Mountains.