Throughout this weekend Students of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at Catholic University will be performing a rendition of Sweeney Todd. Stephen Sondheim’s masterpiece musical thriller tells the tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. His thirst for blood soon expands to include his unfortunate customers, and the resourceful proprietress of the pie shop downstairs soon has the people of London lining up in droves with her mysterious new meat pie recipe!
To see all the pictures of the show, click here. Cast and Crew details are listed below.
Show Dates: October 17, 18, 24, 25 and 26
Director: Jane Pesci-Townsend
Music Director: Gabe Mangiante
Conductor: Tom Pedersen
Assistant Director: Walter Ware
Stage Manger: Mary Beth Luckenbaugh
Assistant Stage Managers: Anne Chriszt, Evan Cucciniello, Beth Rothschild and Lara Zinn
Scenic Design: Tom Donahue
Costume Design: Eleanor Dicks
Lighting Design: Ayun Fedorcha
Props Mistress: MaryLee Adams
Sweeney Todd: Phil Cooke
Mrs. Lovett: Danielle Kerlin
Anthony Hope: Gannon O’Brien
Johanna: Christine Menna
Beggar Woman: Danielle Larmett
Judge Turpin: Dan Essig
Beadle Bamford: Andrew Halpin
Tobias: PJ Schweizer
Pirelli: Patrick Guetti
Jonas Fogg: Danny Love
Ensemble: Montana Brown, Paige Felix, Marian Hensler, Kaitlin Hitchings, Elizabeth Markofski, Kaitlyn Patterson, Mark Chandler, Patrick Craigin, Mike Gigante, Matthew Wojtal, Chad Zimlich
Yesterday I was fortunate enough to go take pictures from the top of the Knights of Columbus Tower, of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, for the CUA Yearbook. The Basilica rising up 32 floors or 329 feet is considered the tallest building and the 2nd tallest structure in Washington, DC. The Washington Monument is the tallest structure, but can not be considered a building, as it doesn’t have successive floors that can be occupied.
The pictures did not come out as good as I would have liked, especially the far away shots, such as the Capital and the Washington Monument. It was very hazy the day I went up, but you take what you can get. I’ll be going up again next week to take pictures at sunset/nighttime, so hopefully I’ll be able to get some good shots then. I’ve included some of the pictures I took from the top, as well as some from the trip up and back down the tower.
About 500 CUA students gathered on the front lawn of the Pryzbyla Center to honor the lives lost 7 years ago on 9/11/2001.
“After year 5, I thought interest would fade, obviously it didn’t. When we didn’t plan anything that year, they did it themselves, in the back of Spellman Hall on the Rugby practice field,. There is always a significant crowd.” — Rev. Bob Schlageter (Read More).
“‘It’s a day we try not to remember, but it’s a day we will never forget,’ said Joe St. George, chairman of the College Democrats.” — From The Tower Newspaper at CUA.
From CUA Athletics:
“WASHINGTON- The Catholic University of America’s men’s soccer team defeated Shenandoah Thursday afternoon by a score of 2-1, improving their record to 4-1 on the year. Junior Matt Brady (Woodbridge, Va./Potomac) tallied his third goal and second assist of the season, while teammate Brian Pappas (Yorktown Heights, N.Y./Yorktown) added his first goal on the year…” Read the full story here.
CUA Campus Ministry hosted a Candlelight Rosary walk throughout the campus…see all of the pictures from the event here.