2022-2023 Weber State Theatre Season

 

                                                                               

Directed by Andrew Barratt Lewis
Music Directed by Kenneth Plain

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth-century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun!

Sweeney Todd is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.www.mtishows.com

Directed by Andrew Barratt Lewis
Music Directed by Kenneth Plain

World Premiere New Musical! It is New Year's Eve in Victorian Denmark. As the people bustle about the town, carrying treats like cakes of marzipan rings to share with friends, Sofia stands alone, shoeless in the bitter cold with a handful of matches for sale. A chance encounter with an old friend, Johan, on his way to his family's ball, gives her a glimpse of a world of warmth, love, and safety that she is denied and leaves Johan troubled and conflicted about what he should or could do for her. Hans Christian Andersen's beloved story is brought to life in a sweeping musical about what we owe to each other in a community.

Artistic Directed by Tracy Callahan 

Innovation theatre is all about students creating work from an established source. Students are busy dreaming up their projects now, so we can’t tell you yet what you’ll get. But previous versions included things like Wyeth based on the life and art of Andrew Wyeth, Lest We Forget, a devised piece centered on the life of Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, and Triangle inspired from the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.  Each student director researches an idea they believe will create strong theatre and enlists an ensemble of student actors and designers to help them devise the story through song, movement, and unique storytelling. The process is one of collaboration and ensemble discovery.
 



Directed by Tracy Callahan

Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl is the story of two people who are a little too young and a little too in love. Despite the sadness of the classical myth, the modern adaptation is full of imagery and illusion that lend a sense of wonder and hope to some of life’s heaviest subjects-love, loss, and death. The play’s language, imagery, characters, and theme all serve to enhance and deepen the audience’s understanding of the passion, truth, and love that tests the young couple’s devotion to their dreams.                  

“Eurydice” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com.