Taste the sweet meat pies of revenge! Sweeney Todd comes to EPAC on October 19, 2017!

October 19 - November 4

Review: A dazzling production of 'Sweeney Todd' opens at Ephrata Performing Arts Center

Jane Holohan, Lancaster Online

If you’re looking for a close shave, don’t go to the barber on Fleet Street. He’s a nightmare! And don’t go to Mrs. Lovett’s bakery or you’ll get more meat than you bargained for! When Sweeney Todd returns from his fifteen-year exile, he’s bent on bloody revenge against the corrupt judge who banished him. But he can’t do it alone.

EPAC presents a 'Sweeney Todd' for our times

Jane Holohan, Lancaster Online
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Todd enlists the help of a local baker in a quid pro quo arrangement. Everything’s going smoothly until a young boy looking for a mother and a young man looking for love get into the mix. But Todd won’t let anything come between him and his revenge.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 1979 musical thriller with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. The musical is based on the 1973 play of the same title by Christopher Bond. Set in 19th century England, the musical details the return of barber Sweeney Todd to London after fifteen years of exile in order to take revenge on the corrupt judge who banished him, by conspiring with a local baker, Mrs. Lovett, who is in desperate need of fresh meat for her pies. Since its premiere on Broadway thirty-eight years ago, Stephen Sondheim’s penny dreadful classic has established itself as a benchmark of the American musical theater. We are very excited to be presenting this musical masterpiece to a new EPAC audience and to take a crisp look at this perennial classic.

Sweeney Todd will run from October 19 - November 4, at the Sharadin Bigler Theatre. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 717-733-7966 x 1.

EPAC would like to thank our wonderful sponsors who made this show possible.

EPAC's Opening Night Performance Sponsors are Dr. Karen and Dr. Evan Cooper.

EPAC's Closing Night Performance Sponsor is Tim Reilly.

EPAC's Individual Show Sponsors are Karl and Marilyn Soutner.

EPAC's Show Sponsor is Lancaster Urban Farming Initiative.

EPAC's 2017 season sponsor is 12:34 MicroTechnologies.

EPAC's 2017 season sponsor is Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA.

EPAC's 2017 season media sponsor is Blue Ridge Communications.

Win a keepsake poster commemorating Sweney Todd

Sweney Todd Show Poster

You could also be the lucky winner of a limited edition original piece of art signed by the entire cast and crew! Yes, one of these limited pieces will be secured and signed by the entire cast and crew of EPAC's production of Sweeney Todd.

This special legacy piece is going to be raffled during the run of Sweney Todd with the drawing to be held closing day, November 4. You need not be present to win! Raffle tickets will be sold 1 for $5, 3 for $10, and 8 for $20, with all proceeds benefiting the Ephrata Performing Arts Center, your home for theater that matters!


Creative Team

Ed Fernandez - Director
Zach Smith - Music Director
Alex Bannon - Stage Manager
Mike Rhodes - Set Designer
Kate Wilman - Costume Designer
Keith Eyrich - Props Designer
Shaun Ressler - Sound Engineer
Kylie Corcoran - Light Engineer
J.P. Welliver - ASM


Bobby Bear - Mrs. Lovett
Richard Bradbury - Judge Turpin
Evan Cooper - Jonas Fogg
Brad DeLeone - Anthony
Rogan Motter - Tobias
Kayla Ressler - Joanna
Preston Schreffler - Beadle
Stacia Smith - Beggar Woman
Jordon Weinhold - Pirelli
Sean Young - Sweeney Todd

Nick Smith
Joselyn Terry
Lauren Adkins
Regina Bowe
Evan Cooper
Preston Cuer
Karey Getz
Gianna Miranda
Brian Noffke
Travis Zimmerman
Ian Sanchez
Alexader Gawn
Ali Flemming
Elizabeth Pattey

Sweeney Todd is sponsored by:

Opening Night Performance Sponsors

Dr. Karen and Dr. Evan Cooper

Closing Night Performance Sponsor

Tim Reilly

Individual Show Sponsors

Karl and Marilyn Soutner

Show Sponsor

Lancaster Urban Farming Initiative.

Season Sponsor

12:34 MicroTechnologies.

Season Sponsor

Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA.

Season Media Sponsor

Blue Ridge Communications.



More Information


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2018 Season Sponsor
12:34 MicroTechnologies
2018 Season Sponsor
Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA
2018 Season Media Sponsor
Blue Ridge Communications

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