Dakota Stage Presents

Sweeney Todd

Directed by Amanda Perry

October 12 - October 22, 2023
Dakota Stage Playhouse
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Sweeney Todd

October 12 - October 22, 2023

About the Show

“Sweeney Todd” is a dark and thrilling musical that tells the chilling tale of Benjamin Barker, a skilled barber known as Sweeney Todd. Set in 19th-century London, the story revolves around Todd’s quest for revenge against the corrupt Judge Turpin, who wrongfully imprisoned him and stole his wife and daughter.

After returning to London under the alias of Sweeney Todd, he sets up his barbershop above Mrs. Lovett’s failing pie shop on Fleet Street. Todd soon discovers that his wife has died and his daughter, Johanna, is now under the guardianship of Judge Turpin. Fuelled by his anger and desire for vengeance, Todd vows to reclaim his daughter and seek justice.

With his deadly barber skills, Todd devises a diabolical plan: he slits the throats of his unsuspecting customers and disposes of their bodies with Mrs. Lovett’s help. As Todd’s murderous spree continues, the bodies are turned into filling for Mrs. Lovett’s meat pies, which quickly become a sensation in London.

As the body count rises, Todd’s thirst for revenge intensifies, leading to a climactic confrontation with Judge Turpin. Along the way, the story explores themes of love, loss, obsession, and the corrupting nature of revenge.

“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” is a gripping and macabre tale that combines elements of horror, tragedy, and dark humor, making it a captivating and haunting musical experience.

Sweeney Todd is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.



Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
From an adaptation by Christopher Bond
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Originally Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince

Run Time

Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes including a 15-minute intermission.

Content Advisory

This production contains content that may be disturbing to some viewers, including lighting & sound effects, fog, depictions of murder and sexual violence, adult language, and mature themes.

Age Recommendation

We recommend this show for ages 16 and up. All attendees must have a ticket.



Barber Chair of Death Sponsor

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Tooth-pulling Contest Sponsor


In-Kind Sponsors


Auditions for this show are past.

Cast & Crew

Chris Roemmich

Sweeney Todd

Lindsay Masset

Mrs. Lovett

Rebecca Wilhelmi

Beggar Woman

Brad Gulbranson

Anthony Hope

Schatzy Eichmann


Jeremy Lindemann

Adolfo Pirelli

Max Wild

Tobias Ragg

T.J. Doll

The Beadle

Drew Pengilly

Jonas Fogg, Turpin Understudy

Juan Gelpi

Judge Turpin

Eric Morris

Company, Sweeney Todd Understudy

Megan Krantz

Company, Mrs. Lovett Understudy

Greta Sandel

Company, Beggar Woman Understudy

Annie Balo

Company, Johanna Understudy

Cole Girodat

Company, Pirelli Understudy

Maggie Weaver

Company, Tobias Understudy

Brittany Bearsheart


Alicia McNeil


Stephanie Schultz


Rob Sandness


Jane Braaten


ErinJean A. Gannon-Litton


Rusty Bender


Wesley Grove


Production Team

Amanda Perry

Music Director
Brian Saylor

Stage Manager
Brad Dokken, Kylah Anderson

Scenic Designer
Brian Nelson

Master Carpenter
Pat Flanagan

Lighting Designer
Jeremy Lindemann

Sound Designer
Frank Vondra

Kylah Anderson, Nancy Gordon

Master Costumer/Costume Design
Michele Renner

Rehearsal Accompanist
Warren Granfor

Substitute Rehearsal Accompanist
Stephanie Frank

Lindsay Masset

Dialect Coach
Derek Pich

Pie Consultant/Baker
Tami Helmers

Makeup and Hair Design
Amanda Perry, Eric Morris

Makeup Team
Eric Morris, Stephanie Schultz, Amanda Pitzer

Barber Consultant
Karli Krantz

Tom Chase

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