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Eastman Opera Theatre

KODAH HALL – APRIL 2, 3, 4 & 5 - 2020

Sweeney Todd - 1979

Stephen Sondheim & Hugh Wheeler

Performed in English

 

One of the darkest musicals ever written, Sweeney Todd: A Musical Thriller is the unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after fifteen years of exile to take revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life. When revenge eludes him, Sweeney swears vengeance on the entire human race, murdering as many people as he can, while his business associate Mrs. Lovett bakes the bodies into meat pies and sells them to the unsuspecting public. Perhaps composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s most perfect score, Sweeney Todd is lush, operatic and full of soaring beauty, pitch-black comedy, and stunning terror. It’s one of the signal achievements of the American musical theater of the last fifty years, and it’s the high-water mark of Sondheim’s six remarkable collaborations with director Harold Prince.

 

 

THE OHIO LIGHT OPERA 2020 SUMMER SEASON

The Ohio Light Opera 2020 Festival Season

 

DAMN YANKEES - 1955

Music and lyrics by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross

Book by George Abbot & Douglass Wallop

Based on the novel The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant by Douglass Wallop

 

CAROUSEL - 1945

Music by Richard Rodgers

Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Adapted from Ferenc Molnár's 1909 play Liliom, transplanting its Budapest setting to the Maine coastline.

 

LET 'EM EAT CAKE - 1933

Music by George Gershwin

Book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind

Lyrics by Ira Gershwin

 

THE MOCK MARRIAGE - 1904

Die Juxheirat

Music by Franz Lehár

Original German libretto by Julius Bauer

English lyrics by Gregg Opelka

English Dialogue by Steven Daigle

 

THE GONDOLIERS - 1889

or The King of Barataria

Music by Arthur Sullivan

Lyrics and Libretto by W.S. Gilbert

 

PATIENCE - 1881

or Bunthorne’s Bride

Music by Arthur Sullivan

Lyrics and Libretto by W.S. Gilbert

 

THE TRIP TO THE MOON - 1875

Le voyage dan la lune

Music by Jacques Offenbach

Libretto by Albert Vanloo, Eugène Leterrier and Arnold Mortier

Based on the novel From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne

English Performance Edition by TBD

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eastman production photography by Nic Minetor & Gelfand-Piper

ohio light opera production photography by Matt Dilyard