AUDITION NOTICE – Sweeney Todd – 7/10-7/11

AUDITION NOTICE – Sweeney Todd

Auditions for SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET

A musical by Stephen Sondheim & Hugh Wheeler

Directed by Adam Joy
Musical Direction by Eli Bigelow

We are seeking a diverse cast, ages 12 & up, to mount this ambitious production.

SWEENEY TODD SYNOPSIS

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to 19th century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up… and the carnage has only just begun!

AUDITION DATES:

Sunday 7/10/2022, 6:00-10:00pm
Monday 7/11/2022, 6:00-10:00pm
Tuesday 7/12/2022 Callbacks (if necessary) 7:00-10:00pm

AUDITION MATERIAL:

Actors should prepare 32-64 bars of a piece from, or in the style of the show, and be prepared to read from the script. Actors will be seen in one hour slots for the open call, and should expect to stay for the full hour of their audition slot. ***All actors will be  asked to fill out a conflict sheet at the audition. Please bring your schedule with you to accurately convey your availability. This is important since the rehearsal schedule will be built around actor and director availability.  

SET UP AN AUDITION

Email any questions, or sign up for an audition slot at SweeneyToddMAC@gmail.com

AUDITION LOCATION:

Auditions will take place in The First Baptist Church, 52 North Main Street, Mansfield, MA

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:

Rehearsals will begin the week of 7/25/2022 and will follow actors/directors availability.
All actors should bring with them their schedule so they can fill out an accurate conflict sheet as part of the audition process. Rehearsals will be scheduled based around actor and director availability. The production will run 11/4/2022-11/20/2022.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

Sweeney Todd:
A wrongfully imprisoned barber seeking to right the wrongs committed against him. He is Johanna’s father, singularly focused on taking bloody revenge. Our story’s tormented protagonist.
Vocal range top: Gb4
Vocal range bottom: F2

Mrs. Lovett:
An entrepreneurial and amoral meat pie shop owner. She falls in love with Todd and turns his desire for revenge into a profitable business venture.
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Anthony Hope:
A naive and youthful sailor returning to London. He helps Todd return to London and unexpectedly falls in love with Johanna.
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Johanna:
A spritely girl, full of innocence, constantly yearning for freedom. Todd’s long-lost daughter and Turpin’s ward.
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Tobias Ragg:
A poor youngster apprenticed to Pirelli. He finds a surrogate family in Todd and Lovett. Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Judge Turpin:
A lecherous public official who portrays himself as a sanctimonious authoritarian. He takes advantage of his position in the city and is responsible for imprisoning Todd.
Vocal range top: Gb4
Vocal range bottom: E2

The Beadle:
A pompous public official. He is deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin. Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: D3

Beggar Woman:
A deranged and schizophrenic woman who harbors a dark, surprising secret. Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Adolfo Pirelli:
A flamboyant Italian rival barber; a charlatan with a secret past. Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: B2
Ensemble