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Sweeney Todd

Musical Direction and Direction by Tanner Kelly

Stephen Sondheim's 1979 masterpiece, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, is the tale of a murderous barber, who teams up with a pie shop owner in 19th century London, the show is gruesome, passionate and outrageously funny.

“Sweeney Todd” is a musical thriller about a 19th century London barber who goes on a murderous rampage. Todd was unjustly incarcerated in a penal colony for 15 years.  However, when the show begins, Todd has managed to return to London and has come seeking revenge. He rents a room over the shop of Mrs. Lovett, the proprietress of a struggling pie shop. Todd’s thirst for blood soon expands to include not only the judge but also his unfortunate customers. Meanwhile, Mrs. Lovett happily puts the bodies in the meat grinder and uses the human meat in her meat pies – which become extremely popular with the citizens of London. 

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler

Sweeney Todd Cast, Director

Katie Beyer - Ensemble

Katie Beyer is very excited to make her StageDoor debut after a few years away from the stage. A classically trained vocalist, her most recent theatrical performances include the operas L’énfant et les sortilèges (Un pâtre/Une autre bête), Riders to the Sea, and Orfeo ed Euridice at Colorado State University, as well as Rigoletto for the La Musicia Lirica Young Artist Program. Katie is also a singer-songwriter, and her music can be found on Instagram and TikTok under @katiebeyermezzo, as well as on Spotify under her name.

Elliott Clough

Elliot is excited to join this awesome cast in his first production with StageDoor! He is a Denver native and a graduate of the University of Denver. Recent credits include: Senator Fipp in Urinetown, Edouard Dindon & Mssr. Renaud in La Cage aux Folles, Gov. Roosevelt & Nunzio in Newsies (Town Hall Arts Center); Barber & Muleteer in Man of La Mancha (Platte Valley Players); Paul in Moon Over Buffalo, Jane & Edger in The Mystery of Irma Vepp (Longmont Theater Company); A Superhero Tale, Myth Adventures (Arts in the Open); Mr. Lundie & Sandy in Brigadoon, Mssr. Bouc in Murder on the Orient Express, Franz in The Sound of Music (Candlelight Dinner Playhouse).

Meet the Sweeney Todd Cast and Director

Lyat Rizo Conyers

This is Lyat’s first production with StageDoor Theater, and she could not be more excited. She was previously on stage with Sasquatch Productions’ Wizard of Oz at the Pace Center and sang with the Dickens Carolers and the Aurora Singers.

Sean Davis – Tobias Ragg


Ladies and Gentlemen, may I have your attention please!  Sean is returning to the stage after a few years and couldn’t be happier to be doing it with a show like Sweeney Todd. This is Sean’s second StageDoor show after playing Nicky in Avenue Q.

Isabella Duran – Beggar Woman


Isabella Duran is very excited and thankful to be spending another summer at StageDoor! Thanks Tanner and all for making such a magical murdery play. Recent performances include Urinetown (Town Hall Arts Center), Sondheim on Sondheim (Cherry Creek Theater), Once (StageDoor Theater), tick, tick…BOOM! (Vintage Theater), Songs For A New World (Platte Valley Players), and Ring of Fire (Various). Her favorite animals are otters and (of course) bison, and she particularly enjoys outdoor walks harvesting medicinal plants for her handmade herbal products.

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Jacob Frye – Ensemble, Jonas Fogg Understudy

This is Jacob’s first role in the Adult Company at StageDoor, and he’s thrilled to be returning to a production of Sweeney Todd! He has recently performed as an ensemble member/swing in CU Boulder’s production of The Play That Goes Wrong, Brad Majors in Organic Theater’s Rocky Horror Show, and has played such roles as Beast in Beauty and the Beast in Stagedoor’s Senior Company. Besides stage acting, Jacob can be found shadowcasting Rocky Horror with Colorado’s Elusive Ingredient every month. Outside of acting, Jacob loves to weightlift, play guitar, embroider, and listen to music with his friends.

Jordan Griffiths - Ensemble, Beadle Bamford Understudy

Jordan is an actor and musician from Milford, New York and is positively chuffed to be making her StageDoor debut! Some of her favorite roles include Wendla in Spring Awakening, Whatsername in American Idiot, Ivy in August: Osage County, and Sheila in Hair.

Katelyn Kendrick - Ensemble, Beggar Woman Understudy

Katelyn Kendrick is in their first production with Stagedoor Theatre and they are grateful to set the city of Conifer on FIRE!!! Most recently, Katelyn has performed with Phamaly Theatre Company and Vintage Theatre Company. Previous/recent credits include Spring Awakening (Ilse), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), and Heathers: The Musical (Veronica).

Cooper Kaminsky - Sweeney Todd

Cooper Kaminsky is overjoyed to return to StageDoor for this terrifying tale! They are the 2023 winner of BroadwayWorld’s Denver Theatre Awards for best cabaret/solo performance.  Recent credits include Cliff in Eigg the Musical at Scotland’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Andrej in StageDoor Theatre’s ONCE The Musical, Gomez Addams in Sasquatch Productions The Addams Family, Henry nominated performance as Miss Trunchbull in Sasquatch Productions Matilda, and Pseudolus in StageDoor Theatre’s A Funny Thing Happened...Forum. NYC credits include Elvira: The Immigration Play at the NYC Fringe Festival and The Swordsman’s Lady in the role of Gaston. Cooper holds a B.M. From Berklee College Of Music in Boston, MA. Outside of theatre, Cooper is a professional intuitive medium, diviner, and musician.

Sadie Kennett – Ensemble


Sadie is an actor/singer/songwriter from Northern New Hampshire, absolutely thrilled to be making her Colorado stage production debut with StageDoor! She’s been working with American Immersion Theatre’s Murder Mystery Company since 2022, is set to hit her 100th show this season, and has had so much fun killing people all over Colorado! Some of her past favorites include Nunsense (Sister Mary Amnesia), The Apple Tree (Eve), and The Wolves (#7).

Olivia Kisicki – Ensemble, Mrs. Lovett Understudy

Olivia Kisicki is delighted to be back performing at StageDoor and to be sharing this gruesome tale with you all. You may have seen her last summer as Girl in StageDoor’s production of ONCE the Musical for which she received an award for Best Actress in a Musical from OnStage Colorado. Other credits include Cabaret (Friztie), The Addams Family (Ensemble), and The Lightning Thief (Annabeth).

Nicholas Marshall – Beadle Bamford, Sweeney Todd Understudy

Nicholas Marshall is an actor and musician originally hailing from Middlebury, VT. He has been seen recently in Vintage Theatre’s production of Tick, Tick, Boom as Jonathan Larson and StageDoor Theatre’s production of Once as Billy, and Veritas Production’s production of School of Rock as Theo. When he’s not on stage, he can be found at a local record store or walking his dog.

Aaron Paschall – Judge Turpin

Aaron Paschall is delighted to be returning to StageDoor once again.  In the past, he has performed such roles as Bill in Mamma Mia, Trekkie Monster in Avenue Q, Bouc in Murder on the Orient Express, and Bob Ewell in To Kill A Mockingbird.  When he isn’t performing at StageDoor, he’s usually working with Magic Moments or performing with The Original Dickens Carollers.

Brandon Metoyer – Anthony Hope

Brandon Metoyer is excited to make his StageDoor debut as Anthony Hope. You may recognize him from the Henry Award winning show Scottsboro Boys at Vintage Theatre, as Toby in Equinox Theatre’s rendition of Sweeney Todd, or just from around your city as a local Realtor/Loan Officer! Brandon is also a competitive body builder and signed pop singer under the name Elymvnt!

Rebecca Quintero – Ensemble, Johanna Understudy

Becca is very excited to share this story of grief and meat pies to make her StageDoor debut! While she’s fairly new to the Colorado theatre scene, you may recognize her from Nevermore (Evergreen Players), In the Heights (Vintage Theatre), Mrs.Claus’ Christmas Traditions (Gaylord Rockies), or October Surprise (Operation: Cheesecake). She received her degree in Acting from the University of Northern Colorado.

Kennedy Russell – Ensemble, Tobias Ragg Understudy

Kennedy is thrilled to be making their StageDoor debut and they’re overjoyed that their first show here is Sweeney Todd! Previous credits include Spot Conlon/Nunzio in Newsies (Performance Now), Ensemble in Gypsy (Vintage), and Percy Jackson in The Lightning Thief (Factory Five Five). When Kennedy is not on stage, you can find them working at the Arvada Center Box Office or playing with their cat Luna!

Jessica Sotwick – Mrs. Lovett

Jessica is honored to be playing a dream role with a dream cast and team. You may have seen her play Rosie in Mamma Mia! at StageDoor in 2022 (this show is only a little bit different from that one). Other credits include Ursula in The Little Mermaid, Georgie in The Full Monty, and Shelby in Steel Magnolias. Jess would like to thank Tanner, Kaylin and the StageDoor family for allowing her the opportunity to be a part of telling this story.

David Speechley – Ensemble, Adolfo Pirelli Understudy

David is very excited to be joining StageDoor for the third time this year! David is an actor/ musician who has long been a fan of Sweeney Todd and is ecstatic to finally be in a production of it! David’s recent credits include Gadget/Cheddar Amelia’s Big Idea (Miners Alley Performing Arts Center), The Visitor in Picaso at the Lapin Agile, (StageDoor) Henry Poe Nevermore (Evergreen Players) and Svec in Once (StageDoor).

Silas Vasquez – Adolfo Pirelli

This is Silas’ first StageDoor production and first time playing an eccentric “Italian” man, if you can believe it. Silas is enrolled in the University of Northern Colorado, currently pursuing her degree in Musical Theatre. They have been performing on the stage for years, have the opportunity to do shows like The Addams Family, Mamma Mia!, and In the Heights. Most recently, he was in a concert version of Titanic: The Musical at UNC.

Savannah Vedovatti – Johanna

Originally from Montana, Savannah moved to St. Louis to earn her BFA in Acting from the Sergeant Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University. Her most recent credit was in Next to Normal (Ensemble, Diana u/s) with the lovely folks at Off-Broadway Arts and Pine Street Church.

Meet the Director - Tanner Kelly

Tanner Kelly - Director, Music Director, Choreographer

Tanner Kelly is an active director, teacher, and Henry-nominated music director/sound designer around the Denver Metro area. He received two Henry nominations for Outstanding Musical Director (Newsies and Hairspray), two nominations for Outstanding Production of a Musical (Newsies and Spamalot) for PACE/Inspire and one nomination for Outstanding Sound Design (The Wizard of Oz) with PACE/Sasquatch. Tanner music directed and conducted the 2017 Henry’s, is the Artistic Director/Conductor of the Aurora Singers, and has directed, music directed, choreographed and/or played in the pit with companies such as Breckenridge Backstage, THAC, Vintage, PACE, Performance Now, StageDoor, Ignite, Sasquatch, Evergreen Players, Forge Light Theatre Works, Inspire Theatre Company and has upcoming engagements with The Arts Hub and Shifted Lens Theatre Company.  Tanner is the Musical Theatre Director at Regis University and is the Performing Arts Coordinator for PASB. He holds a music degree from the Lamont School of Music at DU, teaching degree from MSU Denver and has a Master of Music Education degree from ASU.

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