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Month: April 2016

“God That’s Good”

By Debbie Oberlander My relationship with “Sweeney” started years ago watching a movie called Jersey Girl. In the movie the kids in Girdie’s class had to perform a song from a Broadway musical and she chose Sweeney Todd! After hearing only one song…”God That’s Good”, I was HOOKED! My husband got his hands on every…
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Tragedies Abound

By Cody Marcukaitis As Oscar Wilde once said “There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, the other is getting it.” It is no mistake that playing the role of Sweeney Todd is something that I have yearned for ever since I first heard the score and watched the characters…
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All Good Things Come To Those Who Can Wait

By Deena Cassady THE PRODUCTION TEAM- Producing a show is a labor of love; equal parts stress and exhilaration.  A production staff will identify their next big project well over a year before it will come to fruition and then, in what seems like a blink of an eye, it is time for auditions. The…
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“Sweeney heard music that nobody heard”

By Jerry Cohagan In just a few short months Sweeney Todd will be arriving in downtown Kankakee!  And over 4 months of hard work will come to fruition for one weekend in July.  A lot of work, here briefly, and then gone.  That is one of the gifts and curses of theatre, its ephemeral nature. …
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