Rice prof and students ‘light up’ Sweeney Todd production

One faculty member and three students from the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts (VADA) are helping with a local production’s reimagined “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”

Lauren Thompson and Aubrey Sirtautas

Lauren Thompson and Aubrey Sirtautas

Matt Schlief, production manager and lecturer of theater, and Brown College junior Sarah Normoyle, McMurtry College senior Aubrey Sirtautas and Martel College junior Lauren Thompson are part of the production crew.

The students successfully auditioned for VADA’s Barbara Long Chilton Education Internship. They are working as technical interns in support of the Rice Theatre Program’s collaboration this summer with Generations Theatre, a regional company comprising Broadway-honed professionals and younger nonprofessional apprentices of all ages.

Sarah Normoyle

Sarah Normoyle

This is the fourth year that Rice has collaborated with Generations on a summer production series and the third year that Rice students have served as interns. The internship can be taken for course credit and comes with a housing and dining stipend, which allows the students to live and work on campus.

Performances will be held July 5-28 in Rice’s Hamman Hall, with performances on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

To purchase tickets, visit https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/venue.php?org_id=107.

For more information about Generations, visit www.generationsatc.org.

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