Sweeney Todd comes to life on stage

Niskayuna High School students rehearse for the upcoming musical, "Sweeney Todd." (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)Niskayuna High School students rehearse for the upcoming musical, "Sweeney Todd." (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

Chew on this

This year’s Niskayuna High School musical is a dark narrative of murder, revenge, insanity, corruption, and a little bit of good old-fashioned cannibalism.

Watch the seedy underbelly of 19th century London come to life in “Sweeney Todd” onstage this weekend, Feb. 26-28.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. each day, plus a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday.

Walk-up sales will be available at the high school one hour prior to each performance.

The photos shown here were taken during a rehearsal last week.

 

Photos by Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter

Cast

Mrs. Lovett: Victoria Preisman
Sweeney Todd: Jair Oballe
Judge Turpin: Jonathan Mannato
Anthony: Ethan Schalekamp
Johanna: Sara Bobok
Beggar Woman: Kathleen Taylor
The Beadle: William Whisenhunt
Pirelli: Martin Schreiner
Tobias: Gabriella Pizzolo

Ensemble

Theodosia Arcidiacono, Kendall Brake, Amanda Buhrmaster, Jennifer Caulfield, Kyle Fletcher, Jad Jacob, Miller Lawton, Randall Marr, Lucilia Medina, Samuel O’connor, Evan Pritchard, Danielle Rice, Jessica Seitz, James Stacy, Paul Tan, Benjamin Vandebogart and Larissa Vassolas.

The orchestra

Conductor: Christopher Neubert
Rehearsal Accompanist: Christina Pizzino-Catalano
Violins: Heather Chan, Bijan Moore, Kalyana Duggal
Violas: Natalie Wallace, Skylar Litz, Zoe Handelman, Chesta Prasad
Cellos: Brian Mooney, Olivia Mancuso, Zachary Handelman
Bass: Mackenzie Litz
Flutes: Brittany Feuerstein, Kyra Lecakes
Oboe/English Horn: Susan Kokernak
Clarinets: Alessandra Shellard, Emily Morra
Bass Clarinets: Sierra Whitney, Darius Irani
Trumpets: Michael Dietlein, Meghan O’Connell
Horns: Claire Sweeney, Christopher Stroud
Trombones: Philip Pandori, Elias Assimokopoulos, Temitope Oshinowo
Organ/Celeste: Matthew Ziegler
Harp: Karlinda Caldicott
Percussion: James Stagnitti, David Buhrmaster

About the Author

Rebecca Isenhart
Rebecca Isenhart is the reporter/writer for Your Niskayuna, presented by the Daily Gazette of Schenectady.