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A Great Night At “Sweeney Todd”

We went to see Sondheim’s  Sweeney Todd at Shepherd University last night and were treated to a really wonderful performance.

I’m always amazed by the professional quality of performance that comes from the Shepherd music students.. great voices, convincing characters and exciting choreography.

You’re not allowed to photograph the performance, but I took a quick shot of the set during the intermission with my iPhone:

Sorry for the quality… I was trying to pretend I was making a phone call while I took the picture… didn’t want to get arrested or dragged off to the audience jail hidden under the stage.

The show is running this afternoon at 3:00 PM and then next week on Friday, saturday nights and Sunday matinee. Then it’s over. If you get the chance, go to see it. No reservations at the Frank Center, but it is a very big house and we’ve never missed getting a seat there.

It’s well worth the trip (we went over in the middle of one of the rare snowstorms this winter.)

Almost time for my Saturday radio show…

I’m in the outer studio at WSHC FM getting my playlist ready for the 11 AM show (we’re up until 1:00 PM.) The station is 89.7 for those of you within 50 miles or so from Shepherd University (our owner) and on the internet at http://www.897wshc.org. Feel free to tune in… or call in at 304- 876- 5369.

We’re probably going to talk about some of the dreadful things Newt and

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Mitt have been hurling at each other in Florida this week, among other things. Also, there is a production of Sweeney Todd opening next week at Shepherd, which I’m looking forward to… so they’ll be a little theatre discussion.

I expect that Ralph, Mark or Stu or some other of our regulars will be calling in as well. I also have my usual eclectic mix of music.

Have a nice day… I’m signing off for a couple of hours.