Pitt Rep and the University Symphony Orchestra mount a fresh take on Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Pittsburgh, PA, October 5, 2011– Experience Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece like never before with a full-piece orchestra – a rare treat for Sondheim fans and a first for Pittsburgh audiences! The University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre joins forces with the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to bring the full strength and power of this macabre musical thriller to life on stage.

Pitt Rep’s take on this musical classic throws the spotlight on Mrs. Lovett in new and exciting ways.  Teaching artist-in-residence Theo Allyn plays the malicious pie-baking maven alongside Richard Teaster, the Music Director of the Pitt Men’s Glee Club, who stars in the lead role.

Pitt Rep’s recently relaunched website offers enhanced experiences for audience members, including a behind-the-scenes look at the creation process in our new production blog, the original Sweeney Todd penny dreadful available for download as a free eBook, and wallpapers for your computer, phone, and iOS devices.  All available for download at http://play.pitt.edu/mainstage/sweeney.

WHERE: Charity Randall Theatre in the Stephen Foster Memorial 4301 Forbes Ave.

WHEN: November 3, 2011-November 13, 2011

Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8PM

Sunday Matinees at 2PM

TICKETS: Call 412-624-PLAY or visit www.play.pitt.edu

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Music in the School of Arts and Sciences serves the University’s undergraduate student body, music majors and minors, and graduate students, as well as the metropolitan area of Pittsburgh and the greater scholarly and musical communities—through classes and seminars, individual instrumental and vocal instruction, performing groups, concerts, lectures, research, and composition. The department has pioneered the development of a curriculum that encourages the academic integration of musicology, ethnomusicology, and composition and theory, and jazz studies. Students at all levels study music from these vantage points, and are free to explore beyond the borders of a single discipline or subdiscipline.  For more information visit music.pitt.edu.

The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Theatre Arts (founded in 1982) offers BA, MA, MFA and PhD degrees in Theatre Arts.  All faculty members are active in teaching, research, and artistic projects.  The department shares a philosophy of theatre education, the chief feature of which is the firm conviction that theory and practice, academic and creative work, and educational and professional theatre must be integrated for a successful program of theatre education.  The University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre is the department’s flagship theatre company with performance spaces in the landmark Stephen Foster Memorial and the Cathedral of Learning.  For more information visit play.pitt.edu


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