Sweeney Todd – Joe Payne

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondeim, Book by Hugh Wheeler

Clarence Brown Theatre with The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra 2012

Director: Cal MacLean

Musical Director: Maestro Lucas Richman

Set Design: Kevin Depinet

Costume Design: Miwa Ishii

Lighting Design: Kenton Yeager

Sound Design: Joe Payne

Projection Design: Joe Payne

Intended to be Victorian period piece with modern lines and concert flair, with a thirty-eight piece orchestra on stage, the design for this production created an epic environment for this musical masterpiece. The “projection surface” in the design was reminiscent of meat locker strips of plastic, creating a world in which actors could come and go, imagery could elevate moments, and blood could overtake the space.