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Cue the Theme from Rocky
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Just a couple weeks ago, when rehearsal swung into full swing, Lisa Jackson-Schebetta decided to throw together a little musical inspiration for her team...
A woman alone. With limited wind.
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I am so compelled by how hard these people fight, every one of them. The dramaturges brought in some wonderful image research. We are not setting the play in the 1890s London but we are informed by the 1890s London.
Playing the Crowd - Lessons From the Ensemble
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I’ll admit that when I heard that Pitt was going to produce was Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, I was apprehensive…
A Close Shave
Close Shave
Last week, three of the cast members of Sweeney Todd took a trip to Ron Smith's Barber Shop in downtown Pittsburgh to experience a straight razor shave first hand...
Remembering Why We Do It
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There’s no denying that theatre is hard work, and sometimes you can get so caught up in the challenge of producing art that you forget why you do it in the first place: because you love it.
Dressing the Beadle - Man Makes the Clothes
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Mark Twain once said, “Clothes make the man.” I say, “Perhaps, but its Man that makes the clothes look GREAT.” Mark Twain’s quotation was better. Be that as it may, what does this have to do with Sweeney Todd?
Introducing Our Bloggers: The Makers of Sweeney Todd
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By its opening night on Friday, November 3rd, Pitt Rep’s production of Sweeney Todd will be a well-oiled entertainment machine. Until then, follow us “behind the scenes” as we join the cast and production team on their journey.
Bodies of Evidence: Fresh. Defiant. Visceral.
Bodies of Evidence 2011 - 2012 Season
Welcome to a new season full of daring collaborations and exciting new works.
Sweeney Todd: Making Meat Pies (recipe and video)
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The BEST pies in Pittsburgh. In honor of our production of Sweeney Todd, three Pitt Rep students teach you how to make an authentic English meat pie.