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A bloody good comedy

Actress hopes audiences will appreciate the dark humor of ‘Sweeney Todd’ at Proctors

Carrie Cimma, left ­— East Greenbush native and 1996 graduate of Columbia High School ­— stars as Mrs. Lovett and Merritt David Janes is the title character in “Sweeney Todd.” The national touring production opens at Proctors on Friday.
Carrie Cimma, left ­— East Greenbush native and 1996 graduate of Columbia High School ­— stars as Mrs. Lovett and Merritt David Janes is the title character in “Sweeney Todd.” The national touring production opens at Proctors on Friday.
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If you think “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” is a little bit too dark for your taste, Carrie Cimma suggests you think again. An East Greenbush native and 1996 graduate of Columbia High School, Cimma plays Mrs. Lovett in the national touring production of the Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler musical to be presented at Proctors for three performances Friday and Saturday. The story centers on Benjamin Barker, alias Sweeney Todd, a vengeful barber ...


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