Sweeney Todd Sharpens His Razor in Tonight's Benefit Concert

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The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies and the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center presents Sweeney Todd in Concert Feb. 15 at 2 PM at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center in Johnstown, PA.

Liz McCartney
Liz McCartney

Proceeds benefit the Arts Coalition of the Alleghenies.

The cast features Scott Logsdon as Sweeney, Liz McCartney as Mrs. Lovett and Mary Setrakian as the Beggar Woman. Logsdon also directs.

They are joined Michael Marra as Judge Turpin, Buck Dietz as Pirelli, Mickey Orange as Anthony, Noelle Patrick as Johanna, Isaac McNulty as Tobias, Jeffrey Webb as The Beadle, Mary R. Mauzy as Lucy and Nathan Magee as Fogg.

The ensemble and chorus comprises Jean Arcurio, Tony Anthony, Scott "Biff" Baron, Kevin Bean, Mallory Bean, Ariana Bittner, Maggie Bodorach, Jayme Brooks, Alexis Buncich, Nathan Cook, Johnna Cwik, Josh Devett, Kelly Devett, Laura Eidem, Tessa Evans, Emily Felton, Sam Fuge, Cassandra Gallina, Amber M. Gobbel, Matt Harris, Cheyenne Helsel, Carrie Law, Mari Grace Lingenfelter, Tony Malvoisin, Mary B. Mauzy, Chris McAllister, Jacob Meager, Michael Nicholson, Jennifer M. Oaks, Jonathan Pauley, Morgan Rickley, Joshua Rinaman, Hunter Tresnicky, Ian Wieczorek, Kelly Jo Wise, Gregory Zaborowski and Rachel Zaborowski. Also in the cast are Ian Dobbins, Emily Peters and Paul Tretter.

Matt Thomas is the musical director. “I was asked to direct this concert utilizing talent from the area to raise funds and awareness for the Arts Coalition of the Alleghenies,” Logsdon said in an earlier statement. “I called some of my Broadway friends who were happy to donate their time and talents to work with our exceptional local cast. We are thrilled to be joining forces for this wonderful cause in such a beautiful space.”

With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Hugh Wheeler, Sweeney Todd first opened on Broadway at the Uris Theatre on March 1, 1979, directed by Harold Prince and starring Len Cariou and Angela Lansbury. The show received eight Tony Awards in 1979 — including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score — as well as 11 Drama Desk Awards and the Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical.

Tickets may be obtained by calling the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center’s Box Office at (814) 269-7200 or by visiting upjarts.org.

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