Shasta College
Theatre Arts Department 

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 Shasta College’s Production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Bite into a little bit of vengeance this July, as Shasta College presents Stephen Sondheim’s musical thriller "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street." Wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not commit, Sweeney Todd returns to London after fifteen years of exile to exact vengeance on the corrupt judge who sentenced him. Along the way, he meets a cast of colorful characters, such as Nellie Lovett, who makes the worst meat pies in London. Performance dates for Sweeney Todd will be July 7th-23rd at the Shasta College Theatre. This production is for mature audiences only.


"Sweeney Todd" won the Tony award for Best Musical in 1980, and is frequently revived on Broadway and across the country as a classic of the American musical stage. With book by Hugh Wheeler and music and lyrics by the great Stephen Sondheim, "Sweeney" is known for its breathtaking storyline and its gorgeous musical score.


Performances are scheduled at 7:00pm, on Friday July 7 through Saturday July 8, Thursday July 13 through Saturday July 15, and Thursday July 20 through Saturday July 22. Sunday matinée performances are at 2:00pm on July 9, 16, and 23. Don’t miss this summer’s most exciting musical theatre event! 

Tickets are $13 for general admission and $11 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased below. For questions, please contact the box office at (530) 242-7573.

The production features Shasta College students and Redding community members, including Blake Fisher, Jacob McDuffy, Brian Bisetti and Jessica Cox. The production is directed by Dr. Gregory Thorson, with David Fraser as the set designer, costumes by Hilary Fahey, lighting by Eddie Sadler and hair and makeup by Matthew McDonald. Musical direction is by Dr. Elizabeth Waterbury, with choreography by Hillary Rogerson. Sweeney Todd is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.


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Shasta College Fall Play
"The Crucible"


Arthur Miller
Auditions will be held 8/21 and 8/22 at 5:00pm. Please prepare a one minute dramatic monologue.
Performance Dates: 10/13-10/22, with a school matinee scheduled on 10/20 at 11am.


The Shasta College Theatre Arts Department operates 12 months a year.  Its activities include: offering classes, producing plays and musicals, promotion and box office, and program development.The Theatre Arts Department offers a variety of theory, production and technical theatre classes. The department features two main stage productions each academic year and a vigorous Summer Theatre Festival of popular musicals and comedies. Auditions are held at the beginning of each term and are open to members of the community. Rehearsals are scheduled during the evenings and on weekends. Technical theatre activities occur daily. Community involvement is very welcome. For additional information, call (530) 242-2369.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​