‘Sweeney Todd’ by Ensemble ETC Season at New Vic Opens
(reprint from SB Independent by Charles Donelan)
“There are not many taboos left,” said Jonathan Fox, artistic director of Ensemble Theatre Company. “When you think about it, we’re down to incest and cannibalism. Not that murder is okay, but it’s certainly not a taboo subject in the theater.” Fox told me this by way of reflecting on the mischievous kernel at the core of Stephen Sondheim’s great musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, which famously revolves around a scheme to fill pastries with parts of people. Fox will be directing this notoriously challenging (and rewarding) classic to kick off Ensemble Theatre Company’s 2015-16 season in the New Vic theater, and knowing both the play and the company, it will be a wild ride.
Ensemble Theatre of Santa Barbara’s Jonathan Fox To Speak at Antioch University Santa Barbara
(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) – Antioch University Santa Barbara presents an interactive conversation with Jonathan Fox of the Ensemble Theatre of Santa Barbara on Monday, September 28, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Fox has been the Executive Artistic Director of the Ensemble Theatre since 2006 and is also directing its upcoming production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in October.
Part of the Antioch in Conversation series that has previously included television pioneer Norman Lear, Santa Barbara Symphony Music Director Nir Kabaretti, and Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe, Fox will speak and answer questions from the audience at AUSB’s downtown campus at 602 Anacapa Street.
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