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Category: On Fleet Street

So Many 1sts!

By Sharon Richardson It is our 6th year – but oh so many 1sts! When I sat down to write a final wrap up of our 2016 summer production of Sweeney Todd – words just kept “popping into me head.”  Words like humidity – talent – bloody – rain date – trap door – razors –…
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10 Things I’ve Learned In Community Theatre

By Mayalyn Cott With an emphasis on community. I’ve never been super passionate about acting, but I decided to try my hand at it this summer when my community theater announced that they were doing “Sweeney Todd.” After being exposed to this cast for the last four months, I’ve caught on to a few common…
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Sweeney Todd – a photo story

You have one more chance to see this show tonight at 8:00 pm! Ticket stubs from last nights rained out performance can be used or buy tickets at the gate or online!

“But Everyone Does It…”

By Seth K. Lowery Performing can be a great escape. A lot of performers, for better or worse, find comfort and enjoyment in presenting a well-crafted facade to an audience. Being able to take the mannerisms, preferences, choices, appearance, and other traits of a character is very alluring. After all, every child plays pretend, but…
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A Community Theatre with Community

              By: AE Sarver (The Beggar Woman) “Acting is behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances.” – Sanford Meisner Around the same time Sweeney Todd rehearsals were picking up, I had the privilege of taking a Meisner Acting class with Professor Jerry Cohagan, the director of Sweeney Todd. This acting technique…
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Escape your Reality

By Tina Pourroy I have always used games of “pretend” or theatrics to escape reality. For a brief moment or for as long as I can keep it up, I can transport my mind and soul into a more interesting, more noticed, more loved creature. I thank God every day for giving me the gift…
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“That’s what makes the gravy grander!”

By Kirsten Bishir When I heard last year that Sweeney Todd was in store for Summer 2016, I was a little nervous.  Well, I am always a little nervous planning the preshow event.  This year was going to be different though, Sweeney Todd is dark, creepy dark, it is not CATS.  How can I set…
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A Double Dip of Sweeney

            By Kyle Cassady Now I’ve been acting around the country for a long time now. In my acting training at Western Illinois University, I had been exposed to many musicals and plays. It’s no secret that I’ve been excited for Sweeney Todd since AOTC announced it on my birthday two…
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The Sharpest of Shears

By  Dee Sarowatz Did you know that Barbers were once known as Barber-Surgeons? The most organized groups were in Europe, however barbers became surgeons in different cultures and on many different continents. Very few people had money to pay for surgeons, while barbers were cheap and they were the people with the tools! Their experience…
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But No Jazz Hands

                By Case Koerner Sweeney Todd may be a musical, but when you see Acting Out Theatre Company’s production of it, you won’t be seeing any jazz hands or kick lines. Sweeney Todd is one of my favorite musicals, which is odd for me. I’ve been dancing since…
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