Sweeney Todd Performers

Joanna Johnson (Mrs. Lovett)
Joanna is thrilled to be part of the first musical at the Ooley Theatre! Sweeney Todd is a passion project she has wanted to do for years and is grateful for the chance to finally be able to do it. Joanna is also excited to be able to share the stage with one of her students! Some favorite roles include Rhonda in Inversion, Gwen Hailey in A Time to Kill, Charlotte Lucas in Pride and Prejudice, and Piggy #2 in Shrek the Musical. She is so excited to work with everyone here and much love and thanks to Elise for giving her this opportunity and for being an amazing friend.
Eric Piotrowski (Sweeney Todd)
Eric Piotrowski is a Sacramento native and discovered a love for music at an early age. A graduate of Cordova High School, he was an active musician singing in multiple choirs, performing in marching band and toured nationally as a member of the Sacramento Freelancers Drum & Bugle Corp. Ultimately, music led him to theatre where he portrayed Danny Churchill in “Girl Crazy” and Kenickie in “Grease”. Eric returned to his music roots in 2008 after a long break from performing. Singing with a local church choir led to an invitation to join the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera Chorus where he performed in Puccini’s “Tosca” and Verdi’s “Rigoletto”. Additionally, he had the opportunity to perform on stage with Andrea Bocelli as a chorus member. Since his return to performing, Eric has portrayed Wilfred Shadbolt in Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Yeomen of the Guard” with Light Opera of Sacramento, and one of the key gargoyles in Disney’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” with Woodland Opera House. Eric has also performed with Placer Repertory Theatre, the Roseville Theatre Arts Academy (RTAA), Errant Phoenix Productions and is a regular performer in Green Valley Theatre Company’s “Vertefée Cabaret” series. This will be Eric’s first performance with EMH Productions and The Artist's Collective!
Seth Beam (Anthony Hope)
Is thrilled to be performing in Sweeney Todd for a second time as he makes his EMH debut. He has performed in many shows in the Sacramento area for the last 17 years. His most noteworthy shows include Les Miserables and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street where he received two Elly Award nominations. In his spare time, he is Tenor with the Pops Choral and Orchestra and a competitive swordsman. Seth would like to thank his wife Shannon for always supporting his love of the arts and passion for theatre.
Lucinda Otto (Johanna Barker)
Lucinda is delighted to be joining EMH Productions and te Artist's Collective as Johanna Barker in Sweeney Todd. Most recently she has been seen working with Rise Up Theatre Co Theatre in the Heights as Miriam in Moon Over the Brewery. Other notable roles include Glinda in The Wizard of Oz (DMTC and Runaway Stage), The Girl in Veronica’s Room (Errant Phoenix), and Alice in Tipping the Velvet (Green Valley Theatre Company). She would like to thank her family and friends for their support and the cast and crew for this amazing experience.
Darryl Strohl de Herrara (Judge Turpin)
Darryl Strohl-De Herrera (Judge Turpin) recently played The Judge for Light Opera of Sac’s Trial by Jury. Favorite roles: Beauty/Beast (Lumiere), The Producers (Roger DeBris), The Count/Curse (Hercule Poirot), Cats (Munkustrap), Big Fish (Edward Bloom), Next to Normal (Dan), Catch Me (Hanratty), Spamalot (Robin). He’s choreographed numerous shows (Chicago, Cabaret, Wild Party, Urinetown) and pre-Covid produced a Rockettes-style dance troupe, K!CKline. Darryl dedicates his performance to his late husband, Estaban.
Chris Colbourn (Beadle Bamford)
Chris Colbourn is from Sacramento, California and has worked all over the country as a stage manager and performer including New York City, Seattle, El Paso, Phoenix, and San Francisco. Some of his acting credits include Beethoven (Dog Sees God), Bud Frump (How to Succeed...), Cogsworth (Beauty & the Beast), Tommy Djilas (The Music Man), Balthasar (Much Ado About Nothing), and ensemble (Oklahoma!). As a Stage Manager, he has worked at such companies including Opera Modesto, Arizona Opera, El Paso Opera, B Street Theatre, Broadway at Music Circus, Village Theatre KIDSTAGE, Egg & Spoon Theatre Collective, and the Island Shakespeare Festival to name a few. He has a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Sonoma State University. Chris is delighted to be working on this production and would like to thank EMH Productions for this opportunity! If you are interested in learning more about Chris's Stage Management or Performer credits, please visit www.linkedin.com/in/chris-colbourn-sm/. Enjoy the show!
Andy Mills-Ziegler (Tobias Riggs)
I am so excited to be apart of this Sweeney Todd cast! I've always loved this musical since I first watched the movie. Since then I've seen the movie and recordings of the play more times than I can count! Tobias has always been one of my favourite characters as he does sing my favourite song "Pirelli's Miracle Elixir". My favourite roles I've had are, Faline in Trigger and Oz in Wizard of Oz. I am very excited to be apart of this cast for my first musical and I can't wait to contribute all I can:D
Victor Barajas (Adolfo Pirelli/Daniel O'Higgins)
My name is Victor Barajas and I play the role of Adolfo Pirelli & Ensemble. I am thrilled to be part of this production of Sweeney Todd! This cast and crew has worked so hard and put their entire dedication to the show and I couldn’t be more proud of them all of them, it’s a real honor to be able to do the very first musical at the Ooley Theatre! Hope you enjoy and hopefully there’s more musical theater to come at the Ooley Theatre! To the cast and crew “I Love You 3000” -Tony Stark
Kherut Gabbor (Mr. Fogg/Birdcatcher)
Kherut Gibbor is a resident of Sacramento California and has been talented in Nursing and Health Administration for the past 30 years. He always knew he had the gift of acting and a love of the art. He is now returning to his first love and 1st musical since high school here at the Ooley Theatre. He is thankful and grateful for every opportunity to pursue his passion.
Dani Plaski (Beggar Woman/Ensemble)
This El Dorado County native is excited to be in her first production with the Ooley Theatre. Dani grew up acting and signing in plays through her high school and community theatres. Dani has been working in the mental health field for the past several years and is absolutely excited to get back on stage. She is very grateful for her friends, family, partner, and coworkers supporting her to pursue performing again.
Caylin Bach (Ensemble)
Caylin Bach is thrilled to be apart of Sweeney Todd! When she is not working or acting in shows she enjoys singing, digital art, hanging out with friends and an unhealthy amount of bad television and movies. She was recently seen in the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival’s production of Macbeth as well as Sacramento City Theatre’s Beyond Persuasion. Caylin is so thankful to have the opportunity to work with a wonderful cast/crew. She would also like to thank her family, friends, and every audience member for supporting the show.