Eden Casteel

Rhode Island Based Voice and Piano Teacher

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Jason Shealy and Eden Casteel are outstanding as Todd and Lovett. Shealy’s taciturn demeanor is the perfect foil for Casteel’s expressive, passionate turn as Mrs. Lovett. Their simmering relationship is played more openly than the Broadway production, full of clever bits of business. Their voices are uniformly excellent. This is a challenging score — most of the show’s two-plus hours is sung — and both Shealy and Casteel deliver with power, range, and expressive vocals. Their duets, particularly “A Little Priest,” are an absolute delight.
— John McDaid, Hard Deadlines

I played Mrs. Lovett in The Contemporary Theater Company's Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street, in fall 2015.

Jason Shealy as Sweeney Todd, with Eden Casteel as Mrs. Lovett.. Photo by Seth Jacobson Photography.   

Jason Shealy as Sweeney Todd, with Eden Casteel as Mrs. Lovett.. Photo by Seth Jacobson Photography. 

 

In a production that gets great mileage out of contrasts and counterpoints, Casteel’s soprano soars alongside Shealy’s bass-baritone. Mrs. Lovett delivers some of the most complex vocal acrobatics in the show and Casteel’s dynamics are entirely up to the task. Casteel plays up Lovett’s desperation and guile but softens some of the role’s comic bite in the process. In this production, Lovett’s duplicity comes off worse than Todd’s wrath.
— Brad Hevenor, Rhode Island Independent
Casteel expertly shambles through disjointed numbers like ‘The Worst Pies in London.’ The cast and crew at Contemporary Theater Company perform their roles with abandon.
— Zeke Wright, Newport Mercury News
Update: Sweeney Todd won big at the 2016 Motif Magazine RI Theater Awards! Best Musical (Semi-Pro), Best Costume Design (Marissa Dufault), Best Supporting Actress In A Musical (Maggie Papa), Best Supporting Actor In A Musical (Terry Shea), Best Direction (Christopher J. Simpson), Best Musical Direction (Jean Maxon Carpenter), and Best Leading Actress In A Musical (Eden Casteel). Oh, and we also won Best Overall Musical Of The Year! Thanks for your votes!

Update: Sweeney Todd won big at the 2016 Motif Magazine RI Theater Awards! Best Musical (Semi-Pro), Best Costume Design (Marissa Dufault), Best Supporting Actress In A Musical (Maggie Papa), Best Supporting Actor In A Musical (Terry Shea), Best Direction (Christopher J. Simpson), Best Musical Direction (Jean Maxon Carpenter), and Best Leading Actress In A Musical (Eden Casteel). Oh, and we also won Best Overall Musical Of The Year! Thanks for your votes!

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