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Written on Clarence Brown Theatre and KSO Collaborate On a Brilliant Production of Sondheim’s 'Sweeney Todd' :

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I thoroughly enjoyed the show and was very pleased with the acting and singing. Dale Dickey's performance was fabulous. This interpretation brought forth more of the dark humor written into the musical which is often weak in the film version. ...speaking of which, the male vocals were strong and clear - something also missing from the film version. Sure there were a few very minor issues, but all in all this was a great show - well worth seeing... FWIW, I didn't mind the placement of the orchestra.

I enjoied the show enough to attend again, for the Weds night show.  I was happy to discover that the four "minor issues" I'd referred to above had all been remedied.  However, the new issue was irritating.  Maestro Richmann opted to push the Tempo for Ms. Dickey's songs (or he allowed the orchestra to rush). Either way, there were points where it was clear that she needed to get a breath during song, but maestro didn't accommodate her. In one song, I had the feeling she was dragging to get his attention - but to no avail.  The result of having no breath - no support for some passages (although she still did an amazing job).  Having seen the show the week earlier,  I heard her not miss them - and it didn't seem that she struggled to get a breath in any of the songs then either.  I really wished maestro would have been accommodating to the performer, and not been in such a hurry to get home to see Wagnerian Operas on PBS.  Other than that, the show was still excellent - and you really should go - if you like dark comedies (stress dark).

Written on Clarence Brown Theatre and KSO Collaborate On a Brilliant Production of Sondheim’s 'Sweeney Todd' :

I thoroughly enjoyed the show and was very pleased with the acting and singing. Dale Dickey's performance was fabulous. This interpretation brought forth more of the dark humor written into the musical which is often weak in the film version. ...speaking of which, the male vocals were strong and clear - something also missing from the film version. Sure there were a few very minor issues, but all in all this was a great show - well worth seeing... FWIW, I didn't mind the placement of the orchestra.

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