Sweeney Todd at 7:30PM this coming Friday

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(MURFREESBORO) The Center for the Arts at 110 West College Street opens its production of Stephen Sondheim musical Sweeney Todd at 7:30PM this coming Friday evening. In fact, cast members will be on the WGNS Action Line from 8:10-9:00AM that morning. This play runs October 11-17, 2019.

Sweeney Todd debuted on Broadway in 1979 and was also a 2007 blockbuster film by director Tim Burton. With equal measures of tragedy, horror and dark comedy, Sweeney Todd is not to be missed.

Director Renee Robinson noted, "This musical has always intrigued me and I am so excited to have the opportunity to direct it. The story, while leaning towards macabre and dark, teaches lessons that always seem be applicable, no matter the time period. The cast and crew have been dedicated in telling this story and are doing an amazing job bringing these characters to life."


One of the darkest musicals ever written, Sweeney Todd is the unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after fifteen years of forced exile to take revenge on the corrupt Judge Turpin (Ro Coger) who ruined his life. When revenge becomes harder than he had hoped, Sweeney (David Cummings) swears vengeance on the entire human race, murdering as many people as he can, while his business associate Mrs. Lovett (Alexius Frost) bakes mysteriously delicious meat pies and sells them to the unsuspecting public. Sweeney Todd is lush, operatic, and full of beauty.

This production is rated R for graphic violence.


Tickets start at $14 and are currently on sale at boroarts.org, by calling 615-904-ARTS (2787), or at the Center for the Arts Box Office, 110 West College Street, in downtown Murfreesboro.

Sweeney Todd has performances October 11-27, 2019 on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30PM, along with 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon matinees. Adult tickets are $18; Seniors (65+)/Students/Military admission is $16; and children's ticket are $14. There is a discount of $2.00 per ticket for groups of 10 or more. Call 615-904-2787 for group reservations.

Sweeney Todd Cast

Sweeney Todd David Cummings

Mrs. Lovett Alexius Frost

Anthony Hope Nicholas Lewandowski

Johanna Barker Savannah Gannon

Tobias Ragg Aiden Shirk

Judge Turpin Ro Coger

Beadle Bamford Dylan Webster

Beggar Woman Heather Blackburn

Adolfo Pirelli Nate Paul

Female Company Niki Hazen

Female Company Zakiyah Lamb

Female Company Shonna Lund

Female Company Alana Shirk

Female Company Tiffany Smith

Male Company Luke Gannon

Male Company Jack Jones

Male Company Payton McCarthy

Male Company Matthew Wells

Male Company Pearson Hazen


The mission of The Center for the Arts is to enhance the quality of life in our community by providing cultural and economic enrichment through the arts.

The Center for the Arts opened to the public on December 1, 1995 and was originally funded by the City of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County. In 2008 The Center became a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization and now depends on the generosity of the public for funding. Since it's opening, the Center for the Arts has been presenting theatrical productions, visual art exhibitions, music concerts, dance performances and educational classes.

For more information about the Center for the Arts, phone 615-904-ARTS (2787) or visit their website: www.BoroArts.org.

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