Contacts: Jennifer Grajewski firstname.lastname@example.org KENT, WA—At the Ridge Theatre, a local community theatre, will present “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and libretto by Hugh Wheeler, July 28th-August 13tth at the Kentridge High School Performing Arts Center 12430 SE 208th St. Kent, WA 98031
The production will be directed by Jennifer Grajewski, an award-winning director and founder of AT THE RIDGE THEATRE 16 years ago. Their mission is to provide arts education opportunities in our community and also provide quality productions for our audiences to attend. There will be many familiar faces from past productions on our stage, as well as some fantastic new comers from all over the Puget Sound region.
Winner of the Tony Award in 1979, “Sweeney Todd” is considered one of Sondheim’s masterpieces and has enjoyed recent revivals and a film by Tim Burton starring Johnny Depp. This hauntingly chilling story explores love, loss and blood-soaked revenge. Returning to London after 15 years of prison, Sweeney seeks vengeance by systematically slicing people’s throats with a razor, while Mrs. Lovett disposes of the bodies by baking them into meat pies.
At the Ridge Theatre is committed to helping our talented performers extend their training. All profits from the production are given to the main stage actors in the form of college scholarships. To date, ART has given out over $300,000.00 in scholarships. These are given out in the names of Travis Britt and Marques Weekly, who were both part of our drama family and passed away at age 19.
Ticket prices begin at $15 for reserved seats. For show times, complete ticket prices and ticket orders, check out www.showtix4u.com and search for Sweeney Todd. We will also be having a special midnight showing on Friday, August 5th! Check out our website at www.attheridgetheatre.org