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An Evening with Alice Ripley
Monday, July 22 at 7:30pm
Concert Hall
Adelphi PAC, Garden City, NY
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Long Island Musical Theatre Festival is thrilled to welcome Tony award winner, Alice Ripley, as our Guest Artist and Master Class Instructor for the Summer 2019 Intensive. Students will perform a music revue that will journey through the famed performer’s illustrious career. Ms. Ripley will then take the stage to perform a couple of her favorites and end the evening with our students in a performance of “Light” from Next To Normal.

Alice Ripley is a Tony Award winner, best known for originating the role of Diana in Next to Normal on Broadway. She was also Tony nominated for her role as Violet in Side Show. Ripley attended DePauw University, where she majored in Vocal Performance, before transferring to Kent State University where she received a BFA in Musical Theatre in 1985. In her 1993 debut, Ripley played a Local Lass and the Specialist's Assistant in the original cast of The Who's Tommy; she also understudied the role of Mrs. Walker. Broadway roles that followed were Betty Schaefer in Sunset Boulevard (1994), Bathsheba in King David (1997), Violet Hilton in Side Show (1997), Fantine in Les Misérables (1998), Molly Ivors in James Joyce's The Dead (2000), Janet Weiss in The Rocky Horror Show (2000), one of The Sweethearts in Dreamgirls, the concert (2001), and Diana Goodman in Next to Normal (2009). With the exception of Les Misérables, Ripley was part of the original casts.

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Friday, July 26 at 8pm
Saturday July 27 at 3pm
Olmstead Theatre
Adelphi PAC, Garden City, NY
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Join the Long Island Musical Theatre Festival this summer for our production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a 1979 musical thriller, and winner of eight Tony awards for its Broadway premiere, including Best Musical. Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world.

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun!