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OCC Orchestra to Perform ‘Sweeney Todd’
Monday, April 28, 2014

Concert Version of Sondheim Musical Set May 9 & May 10

The Orange Coast College Symphony, faculty and Music Department alums will star in a concert version of Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd” on Friday and Saturday, May 9 and May 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre. The concert version of the musical, with a full cast, features very light staging, according to Ricardo Soto, who will direct the OCC Symphony.

Tickets are $15 and are available at the Bursar’s Office, online at or at the door. Students can purchase tickets for $10 with their OCC student ID.

OCC alumnus David Stoneman performs the role of Sweeney Todd, the infamous demon barber of Fleet Street, and OCC voice instructor Beth Hansen is Mrs. Lovett, his accomplice. The Tony Award-winning musical is a darkly comic tale of a murderous butcher and is one of Sondheim’s biggest hits.

What: OCC Symphony: “Sweeney Todd”
Directed by Ricardo Soto

When: 7:30 p.m., Friday & Saturday, May 9 & 10

Where: Orange Coast College Robert B. Moore Theatre
2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa

Admission: $15, online at or OCC Busar’s Office, (714) 432-5880
Tickets will also be available at the door

Parking: Free parking in campus lots at Fairview & Arlington Sts.

Contact: Juan Gutierrez, Director, Marketing and Public Relations, 714-432-5725
Ricardo Soto, OCC Symphony Director, (714) 432-5800

Orange Coast College, founded in 1947, is one of the nation's top transfer schools. With a student population of 22,000, OCC provides exemplary programs leading to Associate degrees and 145 career programs. The college's 164-acre campus is located in the heart of Costa Mesa.