Role: Sweeney Todd
UPDATE: The reviews are in! Look what The Tulsa World had to say about my performance!
Loyd, who portrayed Sweeney in the 2007 production, is superb here. His performance is somewhat more muted because of the intimacy of the setting — he doesn’t need to do much to convey Sweeney’s fury and pain, or his bitter sense of humor.
In any case, it’s all there in his singing — the contempt in “No Place Like London,” the heartbreak of “The Barber and His Wife,” the renewed sense of life brought about by “My Friends,” the rage in “Epiphany,” the humor at the outrageousness of “A Little Priest.”
Ron reprised his role of Sweeney Todd in a special limited engagement semi-staged concert performance of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd with LOOK Musical Theatre in Tulsa, OK.
LOOK Musical Theatre
at TCC’s VanTrease PACE Studio Theatre
June 21 – June 29
This is a remount of LOOK’s production of Sweeney Todd which garnered Tulsa’s “Best Night of Theatre” in 2007 from The Tulsa World. Speaking to my performance, the reviewer had this to say:
Then there’s the cast. Oh my. Let’s start with Loyd, who is almost unrecognizable until he begins to sing. And sing he does, in a performance that is electrifying in its intensity. His “Epiphany,” when Todd begins his crusade to rid the world of people, was stunning in its ferocity, while in the quartet “Johanna” the weariness and pain of the character was inescapable. His Sweeney Todd is a monster, true, but a very human, almost understandable, one – a monster who conjures up feelings of horror and pity in equal measure.
The Tulsa World
Check out my video section for selections from the 2007 production