The Case Western Reserve University “Footlighters” group is the only musical theatre organization on the CWRU campus. It is entirely student-run and student-motivated, and completely unaffilliated with the CWRU Theatre Department. In the past, the Footlighters have produced such notable shows as Chicago, West Side Story, and Beauty and the Beast.
In fall of 2008, I had the distinct pleasure to direct the Footlighters production of Sweeney Todd. I worked with a number of very talented individuals, and the experience was completely invaluable and indescribably gratifying. The show achieved a number of notable accomplishments, including shattering all previous Footlighters show attendance records and completing the most ambitious set design (in my opinion) in Footlighters history. From auditions to closing night it was a fantastic ride, and I have my cast, crew, pit, and wonderful production staff to thank. Without them, the show would have been entirely impossible.