Thursday, February 17, 2005

Moonie opens this weekend as Anthony Hope in "Sweeney Todd"

Moon regular, Austin Ku is previewing tonight, opening tomorrow in Foothill Music Theatre's production of Sondheim's Sweeney Todd. He plays the romantic lead, sailor Anthony Hope.

Tonight's preview is even free if you're on a tight budget! I'm going on March 5th myself. Since I saw both the original Broadway production of Sweeney, and the infamous "Teeny Sweeney" done in the late 80s, I consider myself quite the Sweeney aficianado. Diana Torres-Koss performed Mrs. Lovett back when TheatreWorks did the show, so I can vouch for her excellence in the role.

Austin is going to be in Boys From Syracuse later this season at the Moon, so here's your chance to catch him in a quite significant principal role now.

Here's the info from Austin:

FREE PREVIEW tonight (Thursday) @ 8 pm of Foothill Music Theatre's production of Sweeney Todd, in which I play Anthony, the young romantic lead! If you can, please just show up! Make sure you read the directions below, and bring $3 for parking in the theater lot.

If you can't catch it tonight, we open this weekend and run February 18-March 13th at the Foothill Playhouse (Room 1301) attached to Foothill College/Conservatory, 12345 El Monte Rd in the Los Altos Hills, CA.

Free Preview: Thursday, February 17
Opens: Friday, February 18
Press Opening: Saturday, February 19
Closes: Sunday, March 13

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm
PLUS Saturday, March 12 at 2pm
Sundays at 2pm.

$24 general
$22 seniors
$18 students
$10 children under 12 (parental guidance strongly suggested).

Exit El Monte Road off 280 (first right onto El Monte if coming from SF, continue straight and turn left onto El Monte if coming from the South Bay), Los Altos Hills. Stay/get in the right lane and veer right into the campus, follow the road right and curve into Lot #1. Park ($3 permit from machine must be purchased separately on free preview night only...parking is free for regular performances), go back out lot entrance and up the stairs across the street. At the top of the second set of stairs turn right, go alongside the building and then continue along the path to the playhouse.

Stephen Sondheim's musical Sweeney Todd is a dark Count of Monte Cristo-like story of revenge. The story starts as Sweeney Todd, who was falsely imprisoned many years ago, escapes and returns to his hometown of London to seek revenge on all those who wronged him in the past. He is unwittingly rescued by the innocent young sailor Anthony (me!) and subsequently assisted by the twisted Mrs. Lovett as he tries to find his wife Lucy and his beautiful daughter Johanna, who falls in love with Anthony.

Starring local A-listers James Monroe Iglehart as the title character, Sweeney Todd, and Diana Torres Koss as Mrs. Lovett.

Also starring Austin Ku (me!) as Anthony, Keite Davis as Johanna, Sean Patrick O'Connor as Toby, Mike Padilla as Judge Turpin, Lane McKenna as the Beggar Woman, and Martin Rojas-Dietrich as the Beadle.

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