Costume designer Marie Costa fits Loraine O’Donnell in Mrs. Lovett’s pie shop attire.
Director John Fredo (center) sets the scene to take us back to 1800s London. Peter Palmisano
(Judge Turpin, left) and Anthony Lazzaro (right) and Leah Berst (right), who play young lovers
Anthony and Johanna, play close attention. Listening is as important to acting as speaking.
Assistant stage manager Derek Moran (center) takes diligent blocking notes to track the actors’
movements on stage. Putting Sondheim’s intricate score on its feet is a delicious challenge for any
cast. Matt Witten (Sweeney Todd, left and right) and Loraine O’Donnell (Mrs. Lovett, right), rehearse
“The Worst Pies in London,” accompanied by music director Allan Paglia (in blue hat, right).