Sweeney Todd Creative
It is rare that in this world of creativity a producer or director really gives chances to those who may not usually get an opportunity to be in a dream role. That has been and continues to be one of the many offerings at The Artist's Collective that I founded. It started with playwrights but with the idea that all the artists in this community get a chance to be seen, to be heard, to have opportunity to do things maybe San Francisco, New York, Chicago or other well known theater towns won't give most people. Talent isn't confined to our Hollywood ideals anymore and theater shouldn't be either. I am so thrilled that not just one, but almost this entire cast is getting to fulfill a dream role in this show. I am so happy for each of them as they journey through this music, finding their characters to perform for you.
This show is unique from the costumes to the staging. We decided to stay small as this is a small venue, which allows us to truly engage the audience and if you want a front row seat, get ready to actually be involved in the show itself! We are making this a bit interactive but please note, no one will host the barber's chair. We don't want any accidents, wink wink :) Sweeney doesn't need to use his razor on you live ones out there. Wherever you choose to sit, you will be immersed in the action from the back of the theater to the stage.
We look forward to you having a great time with us, a band of professional and amateur singers and actors and crew, as we come together in true community theater style fashion to entertain you! - Elise Hodge, EMH Productions/The Artist'st Collective/The Ooley Theatre