The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. A Musical Thriller.
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
MAY 8th 7pm - 9pm
May 9th 7pm - 9pm
Auditions are May 8th & 9th 7 - 9pm
Appointments can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Appointments are not required but will be honored before walk-ins. If you are unable to audition in person, video submissions may be sent to email@example.com by May 8th.
Callbacks will be held May 10th & 11th by invitation.
ALL ROLES OPEN
Casting ages 16 and above. The Role of Toby can be younger than 16.
Please come to the audition prepared to sing 16-32 bars from a song that highlights your range and vocal abilities. Sondheim music is PREFERRED and music from Sweeney Todd is encouraged. An accompanist will be provided – please bring a copy of your sheet music in the appropriate key. A cappella singing is not permitted
Rehearsals will begin July 10 and will be Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Evenings and Saturday mornings. Not every cast member will be called to every rehearsal (typically 2 times a week). Performances will be September 8 - 17th with a school morning performance on September 8th. Conflicts with rehearsals will not exclude you from being cast as long as they are disclosed ahead of time. Conflicts with performances will not be allowed.
Questions regarding auditions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (951)264-5794
Sweeney Todd (Baritone: F2-Gb4) A Wrongfully imprisoned barber seeking to right the wrongs committed against him. He is Johanna’s father, singularly focused on taking bloody revenge.
Mrs. Lovett (Alto: G3-E5) 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.
Anthony Hope (Tenor/Baritone: Bb2-F4) A naïve and youthful sailor returning to London. He helps Todd return to London and unexpectedly falls in love with Johanna.
Johanna (Soprano: Bb3-A5) A spritely girl, full of innocence, constantly yearning for freedom. Todd’s long-lost daughter and Turpin’s ward.
Tobias Ragg (Tenor: Bb2-Ab4) A poor youngster apprenticed to Pirelli. Toby finds a surrogate family in Todd and Lovett.
Judge Turpin (Bass: E2-Gb4) 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 (Tenor: D3-D5 (falsetto)) A pompous public official. He is deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin.
Beggar Woman (Soprano: Ab3-F5) A deranged and unstable woman who harbors a dark, surprising secret.
Adolfo Pirelli (Tenor: B2-C5 (falsetto)) A flamboyant Italian barber: a charlatan with a secret past.
Jonas Fogg (Speaking role only but will be required to sing in the ensemble) The owner of Fogg’s Asylum. Sells the hair of inmates to wigmakers.
Ensemble Townspeople; Police; Lunatics. This show relies on an ensemble of strong singers. Vocalists will be featured throughout and must be good movers as well as stronger actors.