Crider brings his “richly hued baritone” to Roanoke “Sweeney Todd”

“Sung by Corey Crider in a richly hued baritone, the title character is given as fine an interpretation as one could wish. Crider has complete mastery over the role’s notorious demands. Sweeney, a well-known fictional figure to the Londoner of the 1870s, initially seeks revenge for having been wronged as a young man in love, only to become a straight-razor-wielding killing machine. The role demands gritty hardness, fatherly softness, rapid buffo patter and soaring passion — all found in Crider’s wonderful voice.” -The Roanoke Times

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