Auditions for SWEENEY TODD
Sunday and Monday, May 21st and 22nd
Trustus rehearsal space | 6:30pm both nights
About the show:
SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Directed by Patrick Michael Kelly
Musical direction by Amanda Hines and Ayush Joshi
September 29-October 28, 2023
Rehearsals begin July 30, 2023
Attend the dark, witty and Tony Award-winning tale of love, murder and revenge. 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 people lining up, and the carnage has only just begun!
About the audition:
Please prepare 16 bars (about 30 seconds to one minute) of a contemporary or rock/pop musical song that shows off your range, and provide piano score for accompaniment. Music should be printed and in a binder/folder to be used by the pianist accompanying the auditions. If you are unable to bring printed music, please be prepared with a track to sing to. A Bluetooth device will be available to use. Singing with our accompanist is preferred.
Those auditioning need only attend one night of auditions, not both. Those auditioning must be 18 years of age or older by the first rehearsal. A resume and headshot are recommended, but not required. Audition forms will be available to fill out. Please be prepared to list any conflicts between August-October. Callbacks will take place on an as-needed basis.
Please enter the building through the double glass doors located in the alley shared with 522 Lady St, also used as the Side Door Theatre entrance. The rehearsal space is directly to the left as you enter.
The roles of Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett have been cast.
Anthony (male, 20-30, F4-Bb2)
A naive and youthful sailor returning to London. He helps Todd return to London and unexpectedly falls in love with Johanna
Johanna (female, 18-21, A5-Bb3)
A spritely girl, full of innocence, constantly yearning for freedom. Todd’s long-lost daughter and Turpin’s ward
Tobias (male, 12-20, Ab4-Bb2)
A poor youngster apprenticed to Pirelli. He finds a surrogate family in Todd and Lovett.
Judge Turpin (male, 50-65, Gb4-E2)
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.
The Beadle (male, 40-55, D5-D3)
A pompous public official. He is deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin.
Beggar Woman (female, 35-50, F5-Ab3)
A deranged and schizophrenic woman who harbors a dark, surprising secret.
Adolfo Pirelli (male, 30-45, C5-B2)
A flamboyant Italian rival barber; a charlatan with a secret past.
Jonas Fogg (male, 35-60)
The owner of Fogg’s Asylum. He sells the hair of madmen to wigmakers.
Questions? Please email [email protected]