Chrysler Hall, Norfolk

Sweeney Todd
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
A Musical Thriller

Saturday 7:30 PM

April 13, 2024


Saturday, April 13, 2024 7:30 PM


Chrysler Hall, Norfolk

An orchestra concert with Broadway soloists!

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
From an Adaptation by Christopher Bond

Originally Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince

Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Originally Produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards in Association with Dean and Judy Manos

with Virginia Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Rob Fisher, Music Director and Conductor
Tom Quaintance, stage director

Rod Gilfry as Sweeney Todd
Donna Lynne Champlin as Mrs. Lovett

Stephen Sondheim's smash hit musical won eight Tony Awards when it premiered on Broadway in 1979 - including Best Musical and Best Original Score. Since then, "the Demon Barber of Fleet Street" has thrilled audiences around the world in theaters and concert halls. The Broadway, film and television stars who have taken on the iconic roles of this unforgettable musical include Angela Lansbury, Kelsey Grammer, Christine Baranski, Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Emma Thompson and most recently Josh Groban. In this rousing orchestra and chorus performance led by renowned Broadway music director Rob Fisher (who serves as Virginia Arts Festival's Goode Family Artistic Advisor for Musical Theater and American Songbook), a company of gifted Broadway singers joins the Virginia Symphony Orchestra in a performance that puts Sondheim's unforgettable score front and center. Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd!


Support From

Connie and Marc Jacobson Opening Night!

This performance is made possible through the generosity of Gene Wadford.
Sweeney Todd is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Media Sponsors: Audacy and WHRO Public Media


  • Rob Fisher

    Music Director and Conductor

  • Tom Quaintance

    Stage Director

  • Rod Gilfry

    Sweeney Todd

  • Donna Lynne Champlin

    Mrs. Lovett

  • Matt Leisy


  • Amy Owens


  • John Riesen


  • Chuck Cooper

    Judge Turpin

  • Justin Barnette

    The Beadle

  • Cree Carrico

    the Beggar Woman

  • Richard Troxell


  • Stormie Treviño

The company features  70 members of the Virginia Symphony Chorus with a crowd of singers that includes:

New York-based performers: Andrea Jones-Sojola, soprano; Christine DiGiallonardo; mezzo; David Purdy, tenor; Timothy McDevitt, baritone, and Adam Bashian, bass.

Local performers: Ashlyn Gelman, soprano; Adriane Kerr, mezzo; Scott Crissman, tenor; JP Paul, tenor; Derrell Gunn, baritone; and Scott Wichmann, baritone.