Guests gathered at Chatham Hall on Sunday 30 April at 3:00 pm for "Sunday with Sweeney," a musical afternoon celebrating Stephen Sondheim's award-winning Broadway classic, Sweeney Todd.

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The event included librations, meat pies, and music from Sweeney Todd’s hair-raising story of love and revenge. Musical highlights from this Broadway hit were sung by cast members Anna Singer, John Teresi, and Robert Frankenberry (also at the piano).

Festival Fans enjoyed light fare—Mrs. Lovett’s meat pies* washed down with wine and Bloody Marys—followed by sweet Lady Fingers!

Also at the event as a preview of Pittsburgh Festival Opera's production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd—a historic music drama in a historically significant building. Chatham Hall in Chatham Village was the grand residence of Thomas Bigham, built in 1849. It is surrounded by a cluster of colonial revival style homes, a perfect setting for the sounds of Sweeney. It was also a stop on the underground railroad.

 

* Mrs. Lovett, in this case, gets some assistance from Pittsburgh's own Pub Chip Shop!
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About Chatham Village

In 1932, the Buhl Foundation turned 46 acres of land on Mount Washington into Chatham Village, In 1932, the Buhl Foundation turned 46 acres of land on Mount Washington into Chatham Village. Named to honor William Pitt, the first Earl of Chatham, Chatham Village is a designated Historic Landmark. The greenspace of the Village and surrounding woodlands wrap around walking paths weaving through picturesque townhomes in this unique neighborhood.

 

 

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