Sweeney Todd – Iowa State University Theatre

Book by Hugh Wheeler, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

“I can guarantee the closest shave you’ll ever know.”

When Sweeney Todd returns to London after 15 years of unjust imprisonment in Australia, his landlady, Mrs. Lovett, tells him that his wife poisoned herself after being raped by the judge who condemned him to exile. Sweeney Todd vows revenge and Mrs. Lovett finds a way to increase her sales of meat pies. With music by Stephen Sondheim, this musical won the Tony for Best Musical.

November 5, 6, 7 at 7:30 p.m. and November 8 at 2:00 p.m.

Fisher Theater – Ames

The Cast

Anthony – Aaron Hofmeyer
Sweeney – Chris Ebke
Judge Turpin – Tom Wilson
The Beadle – Steve Goedken
Tobias – Joe Trpkosh
Pirelli – Mike Givens
Mrs. Lovett – Nicole Conetzky
Johanna – Jocelyn Ascherl
Beggar Woman – Jessica Hay
Ensemble – Susan Adams, Natalie Chamat, Jacquie Evans, Ashley Sievers, Jessica Selmer, Heather Kae Smith, Quinn Tipping, Alex Longnecker, Jesse Donner, Colin Morgan, Austen Naggatz, Scott Hurst, Ryan Schroeder, Alex Fitzgerald

Production Team

Director – Brad Dell
Musical Director – Mary Creswell
Orchestra Conductor – Jacob Harrison
Vocal Coach/Accompanist – Jodi Goble
Lighting Designer – Jim Trenberth
Scenic Designer – Rob Sunderman
Costume Designer – Gregory Duckett
Stage Manager – Katharina Beckerleg
Photography – Patrick Gouran
Technical Director – Derek Hisek
Costume Shop Supervisor – Doris Nash
Secretary – Liese VanderBroek
Publicity Assistant – Devin Miller
Poster Design – Devin Miller


Publicity photos and production photos by Patrick Gouran

Poster by Devin Miller

Read about it in Inside Iowa State, Ames News Online, and the Iowa State Daily!