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‘Sweeney Todd,’ Verb Ballets and ‘56 Up’

Monday, October 7, 2013

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‘Sweeney Todd,’ Verb Ballets and ‘56 Up’ Dee Perry welcomes the stars of The Great Lake Theater production of Sweeney Todd for a performance in The Key Bank Studio. Plus we meet a former Akron-area dancer and war veteran who's working with Verb Ballets to spotlight the issue of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. And we share an interview with Michael Apted the director of 56 Up which airs one week from tonight on WVIZ/PBS.

Additional Information

Great Lakes Theater stages Sweeney Todd October 4 - November 2 at The Hanna Theater in PlayhouseSquare.

Verb Ballets stages Warrior Project: Inspiration at Dobama Theatre October 11 & 12

56 Up screens on WVIZ/PBS at 10:00pm on Monday October 14th


Arts and Culture, Dance, History, Motion Pictures (Film, Video), Music, Theatre, Community/Human Interest


Tom Ford, actor

Sara Bruner, actor

Christian Dollwet, a war veteran and founder of The Inspired Veteran Action Campaign

Margaret Carlson, Verb Ballets

Michael Apted, film director

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Special Thanks

Special thanks to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College for the use of their Steinway Piano.

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Dee Perry image courtesy Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer