Meet Judith Jarosz & Sweeney Todd

Name:  Judith Jarosz – Director/Choreographer

What is your current project?
SWEENEY TODD with an ALL AMERICAN cast at Theater 2020 in Brooklyn Heights
Where are you performing it and why is it the right fit for your piece?
The wonderfully intimate Gothic style McKinney Chapel in Brooklyn Heights, which provides wheel chair access to the theater space (not the bathrooms) and comfortable cushioned seating. It allows you to hear Sondheim’s magnificent score & lyrics up close and personal! You will be surrounded by Sondheim. 🙂 We will also be doing Shakespeare there in the Spring.
What’s next for you?
After the five week 16 performance run of SWEENEY TODD we go into auditions for MACBETH, Shakespeare’s tragedy, which we will set amidst the witchcraft & sorcery of the South Pacific. David Fuller will direct.

Words, words, words and music, baby! I’m a Shakespeare geek and I call Stephen Sondheim the Bard of Musicals. I’ve also worked with him professionally. Heck of nice genius! 😉

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Judith Jarosz (Producing Artistic Director/Director & Choreographer) is an actor, producer, director, choreographer, writer, editor, photographer and theater geek, who has been in the “biz” professionally since the age of five. for She is currently, along with David Fuller, the Co-Producing Artistic Director of Theater 2020 “Visions for a New Millennium” which is based in Brooklyn Heights, and is a recipient of New York Innovative Theatre Award Nomination for Outstanding Director for Theater 2020’s critically acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. As a producing team, Judith and David have been nominated 18 times for NYIT Awards…and won once!  She is especially proud of Theater 2020 founding the free “Shakespeare at Sunset” in the Brooklyn Bridge Park five years ago, and the fact that with our Romeo & Juliet tour to the Catskills we managed to garner Actor’s Equity Association union cards for six actors and a stage manager! Last season she directed 2020’s smash hit and IT nominated “A Little Night Music. Previously she directed THE Real MERRY HouseWIVES OF WINDSOR, Ct!” and choreographed The Singapore Mikado. The season before she directed their King Lear and choreographed their 40th anniversary revival of the Hal Prince version of the Leonard Bernstein musical Candide (directed by David Fuller), and both directed & choreographed Theater 2020’s 2013 Spring/Summer production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream which received four 2013 NY Innovative Theatre Award nominations, “Best Revival of a Play,” “Best Director,” “Best Movement & Choreography” & “Best Costume Design.” As a performer Judith has had leading or featured roles on Broadway, at the New York City Opera (Lincoln Center and on tour), regionally (including Goodspeed and BAM), and as far off Broadway as London, England and Taipei, Taiwan. She was a Principal Soprano at the late great New York City Opera, where she was also an Assistant Director and was the only person at NYCO at that time to simultaneously hold positions in the artistic and administrative departments. She is a member of multiple performance unions & organizations as well as a charter member of The League of Independent Theater, and a volunteer for the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange. For over ten years, Judith was the Producing Artistic Director for Theater Ten Ten at 85th and Park Avenue in Manhattan, which, under her leadership, was the recipient of multiple awards and nominations. She lives in beautiful Brooklyn Heights with the love of her life, David Fuller. Judith and David were proud to be honored as 2010“Persons of the Year” by Nytheatre.com. http://www.theater2020.com

Show information (venue, dates, ticket info)
Venue: The McKinney Chapel, at First Unitarian Society
116 Pierrepont St., between Clinton St. & Monroe Place in Brooklyn Heights.
Subways: 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall, N, R to Court Street, A, F to Jay Street, C to High Street.
Limited five week, 16 performance run! Dates and Times: (NOTE all matinees are at 4pm!) Fri. 2/10@8pm, Sat. 2/11@8pm, Sun. 2/12@4pm (matinee only)
Thur. 2/16@8pm, (NO Fri), Sat. 2/18@8pm, Sun. 2/19@4pm (matinee only). Fri. 2/24@8pm, Sat. 2/25@8pm Sun. 2/26@4pm (matinee only).
Thur. 3/2 @8pm, Fri. 3/3 @8pm, Sat. 3/4 @8pm, Sun. 3/5@4pm Thur. 3/9 @8pm, (NO Fri), Sat. 3/11@8pm, Sun. 3/12@4pm (matinee only-final perf).
Tickets and Reservations: Tickets: $40.00 general, $30.00 senior & students
(The space is intimate and reservations are highly recommended!)
Cash only at the door tickets may be reserved at theater2020@gmail.com

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