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Actors Theatre of Indiana and Carmel Symphony Orchestra collaborate Sweeney Todd

Actors Theatre of Indiana (ATI) and Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) are proud to announce their first ever collaboration, a concert production of Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts on February 21 and 22, 2020.

Called a tasty, thrilling theatrical treat, this Stephen Sondheim groundbreaking musical has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world. Sweeney Todd is an infamous tale of an unjustly exiled barber returning to London to seek revenge on the judge who framed him. Lush, operatic and full of soaring beauty, pitch-black comedy and stunning terror, it is one of the signal achievements of the American Musical Theatre in the last 50 years!

Building on ATI’s highly successful 2016 production, this collaboration is a dream come true for both organizations. “It is with great excitement and much anticipation that Actors Theatre of Indiana can revisit such a landmark musical while collaborating with Carmel’s own marvelous Carmel Symphony Orchestra and Maestra Janna Hymes to present this world class production for our community!” said ATI Artistic Director Don Farrell. “I saw my first production of Sweeney Todd when I was a young girl living in New York City,” commented CSO Musical Director Janna Hymes. “It had a profound effect on me. A few years ago, we started discussions with ATI about a collaboration and I was thrilled when Sweeney Todd was chosen.”

Tickets are available now at the Center for the Performing Arts box office (, or through the ATI ( and CSO ( websites.


Actors Theatre of Indiana was co-founded in 2005 by Cynthia Collins, Don Farrell and Judy Fitzgerald with a mission to celebrate the power of theatre and contribute to life in Central Indiana by offering high quality professional theatre performances and programs that engage, inspire, educate and entertain. One of only four Equity Theatre companies in Central Indiana, Actors Theatre of Indiana is the resident professional theatre company of The Studio Theater at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana and has provided 14 seasons of high-powered musical theater productions, world premieres and innovative community works. Visit for more information.


Believing that music has the power to change lives, the Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is the resident orchestra at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana. Founded in 1975, the CSO is comprised of 85 professional and passionate musicians who perform an eclectic repertoire of the world’s greatest symphonic music. The CSO is committed to enhancing the community’s quality of life by offering creative, artistically excellent performances and educational experiences to diverse audiences of all ages. Janna Hymes serves as Music Director and Jeanelle Adamak as Executive Director. For more information, visit

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