Open Singing Auditions: Monday, 12/9 & Tuesday, 12/10 2019 at 7pm

Auditioners should prepare a 32-bar/one-minute cut of music. Please bring sheet music in the correct key.

An accompanist will be provided; no audio tracks or a capella auditions, please. 

 

Resume and Headshots are appreciated, but not required to audition.

Music selections from the show are acceptable.

Bring completed audition form and conflict schedule!

Callbacks if Needed: Thursday, 12/12, 2019 at 7pm 

All Auditions are Located:  Campus Theatre at 214 W. Hickory Street in Denton, Texas 76201

Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony Awards (including Best Musical), for its Broadway premiere and has now been adapted for high school performers in Sweeney Todd School Edition. Stephen Sondheim's and Hugh Wheeler's (A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures) tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world.

 

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth 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!

CAST CHARACTER ROLES AND DESCRIPTIONS

Ages Listed below are a general guide.

Cast Size: Flexible Cast Size

Cast Type: Ensemble Cast

Dance Requirements: None

 

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.

Gender: male

Age: 40 to 55

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.

Gender: female

Age: 35 to 50

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.

Gender: male

Age: 20 to 30

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.

Gender: female

Age: 18 to 21

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.

Gender: male

Age: 12 to 18

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.

Gender: male

Age: 50 to 65

Vocal range top: Gb4

Vocal range bottom: E2

 

The Beadle

A pompous public official. He is deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin.

Gender: male

Age: 40 to 55

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: D3

 

Beggar Woman

A deranged and schizophrenic woman who harbors a dark, surprising secret.

Gender: female

Age: 35 to 50

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: Ab3

 

Adolfo Pirelli

A flamboyant Italian rival barber; a charlatan with a secret past.

Gender: male

Age: 30 to 45

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: B2

 

Jonas Fogg

The owner of Fogg's Asylum. He sells the hair of madmen to wigmakers.

Gender: male

Age: 35 to 60

 

Ensemble

Townspeople; Policemen; Lunatics

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