Actor’s Express Kicks Off 2016 with Sondheim Masterpiece Sweeney Todd

ATLANTA, GA – September 28, 2015 – Actor’s Express will kick of 2016 with an electrifying production of the eight-time Tony Award winner and Sondheim masterpiece Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Directed by Actor’s Express Artistic Director Freddie Ashley (Rent, The Rocky Horror Show, Spring Awakening, Grey Gardens), Atlanta audiences will get a chance to explore one of the greatest American musicals with a modern point of view. The production will star Kevin Harry (Actor’s Express’ Rent, Murder Ballad and The Rocky Horror Show and Javert in Aurora Theatre’s Les Miserables) as Sweeney Todd and Deborah Bowman (Blanche Dubois in Serenbe Playhouse’s A Streetcar Named Desire and Velma Kelly in Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s Chicago) as Mrs. Lovett.

Performances of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 2 PM and select Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 7 PM. Tickets start at $28 and may be purchased online at actors-express.com or by calling 404-607-7469. The Actor’s Express production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is sponsored by Stephen Michael Brown.

ABOUT THE PLAY
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Book by Hugh Wheeler, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
January 23 – February 28, 2016

Winner! Eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Score!

A wronged barber escapes from prison, returning to his native London to exact revenge on the corrupt judge who unjustly imprisoned him and stole his wife and child. When he joins forces with the lonely piemaker Mrs. Lovett, he sets into motion a tale of lust, murder, revenge and some really twisted meat pie recipes. Sondheim’s electrifying masterpiece explodes off the AE stage with raw power and some of the best singing you’ll hear in Atlanta all year.

PERFORMANCE DATES & TICKETS
Previews: January 20-22 at 8 PM, $20
Opening Night: January 23 at 8 PM, $40
Regular Performances: January 23 – February 28

Tickets for regular performances start at $28. Performance times are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 2 PM and select Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 7 PM.

Purchase tickets online at actors-express.com or by calling 404.607.7469. Group pricing is available. For info, email tickets@actorsexpress.com.

*Ticket prices are subject to availability. Order early for best pricing. 8% sales tax will be added to all orders.

CAST
Kevin Harry - Sweeney Todd
Deborah Bowman - Mrs. Lovett
Benjamin Davis - Anthony
Kelly Chapin Martin - Johanna
Michael Strauss - Judge Turpin
Glenn Rainey - Beadle Bamford
Jessica De Maria - Beggar Woman
Joseph Masson - Tobias
Stuart Schleuse - Pirelli/Ensemble
Daniel Burns - Fogg/Ensemble
Jennifer Alice Acker - Ensemble
Eric Graise - Ensemble
Skyler Passmore - Ensemble
Kelly Monahan - Ensemble
Kaitlyn Ortega - Ensemble

CREATIVE TEAM
Freddie Ashley - Director
Bill Newberry - Music Director
Shannon Robert - Scenic Designer
Joseph P. Monaghan III - Lighting Designer
Erik Teague - Costume Designer
Angie Bryant - Sound Designer
Properties Designer - Elisabeth Cooper
Emma Palmer McVey - Stage Manager
Sheila Oliver - Casting Director
Clifton Guterman - Assistant Director
Preston Goodson - Sound Board Operator
Caitlin Cain - Assistant Stage Manager

WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS
City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs
Kilpatrick Townsend
Fulton County Board of Commissioners
Holland IT Consulting
Relevance Advisors
The Shubert Foundation

ABOUT ACTOR’S EXPRESS
Since our founding in 1988, we have sought to nurture the next generation of playwrights through workshops, readings, and full productions of new plays; to develop and nurture Atlanta's artistic community through theatre training; to catalyze the dialogue essential to the vitality of our neighborhood and our city; and to enhance Atlanta's reputation nationally as a thriving center for live performance.

Actor’s Express is located on the west side of Atlanta in the King Plow Arts Center at 887 W. Marietta Street, Suite J-107, Atlanta, Georgia 30318.

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