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“The Demon Barber from Fleet Street”: Sweeney Todd took a visit to Olympia

Melany Sarcevic

As we slowly make our way through these last couple weeks of school, Titan Theatre leaves us with one more surprise before it’s over. This time, the surprise was a visit from the demon barber himself: Sweeney Todd. For this year’s spring musical, Titan Theatre presented Sweeney Todd! 

However, as Titan Theatre prepared to put on Sweeney Todd, they also had to keep up with something a little more important: school. As much as we all wish to avoid it, spring not only marks the end of the school year but also the testing season. 

“It was hard to keep up with most of my homework, but I was able to get stuff done when I wasn’t needed. I was able to get stuff finished when I had free time during the school day,” sophomore Eli Wing expressed.

“I would try [to] get work done at rehearsal and during the school day, but what it came down to was just using any available time to get stuff done. Whether it was 5 minutes or 15 minutes, all of it was used to get work done,” sophomore Lunden McGuire stated. 

Alongside keeping up with school, preparing for Sweeney Todd also took a lot more behind-the-scenes work than we may realize. 

“Being at rehearsal takes a lot of time out of the day. We would be at rehearsals every day, for many hours after school. With that being said, there was also the physical aspect. Anytime you were on stage, you were singing and dancing at the same time for a good amount of time,” Wing expressed. 

“People don’t realize how hard it can be to memorize an entire show’s worth of lines. For Sweeney Todd specifically, it wasn’t just memorizing songs, it was memorizing lines and stage cues,” senior Guilherme Melo stated. 

Even with the stress and challenges that came with Sweeney Todd, being able to perform has changed these individuals’ lives. 

“It’s changed a lot of my life as it has helped me gain a good group of friends that I can rely on, but also helped me find my sense of humor, whether it was for better or worse,” sophomore Oliver Soares expressed. 

“It’s allowed me to find a new love for different genres of music and helped me express art and myself in a new way. With musicals, you get a whole set of characters, who bring different emotions and characteristics to a show, but the music is also vastly different from your everyday music,” Melo stated. 

Titan Theatre opened its doors to Fleet Street on April 4th, 5th, and 6th and they did an amazing job. They truly encapsulated the horror and thrill of the demon barber himself. Olympia is proud of Titan Theatre and we cannot wait to see what they have in store for next year!

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Bernisha Cherisier
Bernisha Cherisier is a sophomore staff member of The Oracle. She is a member of the Film Fanatics, Book Club, and HOSA. In her spare time, Bernisha enjoys going to the movies, listening to music (especially Taylor Swift and Gracie Abrams), hanging out with her friends, and reading.
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