Director John Fredo works to communicate his vision.
Actors and stage management work closely together to ensure everyone is on the same page. Ben Michael Moran
(far left) visits the stage management table to touch base with assistant stage manager Derek Moran. Actors must
connect with their scene partners to create believable characters; center and right, Matt Witten (Sweeney Todd)
and Loraine O’Donnell (Mrs. Lovett) work on building their relationship, which is a centerpiece of the show.
Actors Aleks Malejs/Beggar Woman (in black), Peter Palmisano/Judge Turpin
(in light plaid shirt, right), and members of the ensemble rehearse the iconic
flashback scene. During lifts such as this one, actors are careful to communicate
and be consistent with their movements to maintain a safe environment.