Jett Pangan to play Sweeney Todd in Atlantis musical


Posted at Dec 05 2018 06:17 PM

Jett Pangan to play Sweeney Todd in Atlantis musical 1
Jett Pangan. Handout

MANILA – Rock icon Jett Pangan is set to play the title role in Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment’s revival of the Stephen Sondheim classic musical “Sweeney Todd.”

This will mark Pangan’s first musical in five years, having last appeared on stage as Lord Farquaad in “Shrek.”

He previously starred in numerous musicals for Atlantis, including “Next to Normal,” “Nine,” “Rock of Ages,” “Urinetown,” and “tick, tick… BOOM!”

“Honestly, Sweeney Todd is a role I never thought would come my way… and it is quite daunting,” said Pangan, who described himself as a “long-time Atlantis baby.”

“Stephen Sondheim’s genius for odd meter music flowing like a dark stream of consciousness is something not to take lightly, to say the least. I’m looking forward to another wild, fun journey with Atlantis as they celebrate 20 years,” he added.

Director Bobby Garcia, for his part, said: “Jett was the only person I could imagine for this retelling of ‘Sweeney Todd.’ He has the voice needed to sing this demanding musical theater score, and he has the danger and passion that ‘Sweeney’ needs. We also have a wonderful shorthand at communicating with each other, having worked together for close to 20 years. I can’t wait for audiences to see what he will create.”

“Sweeney Todd” will run in October 2019 at The Theatre at Solaire as part of Atlantis’ 20th anniversary season.