SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
THE CORE TEAM
Christine Gruenbauer, Executive Producer
Christine is an emerging arts manager, working on productions with King's Players Theatre Company (The 25th Annual Spelling Bee, Fools, Reefer Madness), Lost Soul Stroll, two seasons with the London Fringe Festival, and is the current Administration Associate of the Grand Theatre in London. While her current experience has kept her backstage, she is also an experienced actress with roles such as Petruchio in the Taming of the Shrew (Stratford Shakespeare School), Ophelia in Hamlet (WEDS/Wildcats Productions) and most recently as Mrs. Darling in Peter Pan (West Elgin Dramatics Society). Since beginning Allswell Productions with Hailey and Ben, Christine has kept busy producing and stage managing, including the company’s inaugural Brickenden award-winning production of Dogfight in September 2018.
Hailey Hill, Artistic Director
Hailey is a director, actor, and proud Artistic Director for this theatre company. She has been acting in musical theatre productions for 12 years and has discovered her passion for directing within the past 3 years. Her most recent directing credit includes Allswell’s inaugural production of Dogfight, for which she received a London Brickenden for “Outstanding Director”. Her notable directing credits include Chicago (Blue Canoe Productions), The 25th Annual Spelling Bee (King's Players), Gamer Boy (London Fringe Festival) and The Laramie Project which is set to open April 2019 (Theatre Aezir). Hailey’s most recent acting credits include Nina in Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike (London Community Players) and Hamlet in Q1 Hamlet (Western University English Department) for which she won a Brickenden award. During her final year at Western, she held the role of Theatre Western Coordinator, giving her the opportunity to produce Twelve Angry Men and A Chorus Line.
Ben Leibovitz, Director of Music
Ben is a conductor, keyboardist, French horn player, and a recent graduate of the Don Wright Faculty of Music, earning his master's and bachelor's degree in music theory. Notable music directing credits include Newsies (Original Kids Theatre Company), Hello, Dolly! (Musical Theatre Productions), Dogfight (Allswell Productions), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (King's Players) and A Chorus Line (Theatre Western). He has been an active member of London musical theatre for the last five years as a pit musician, music director, and also serving in administrative roles.