Book by Hugh Wheeler
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International
Directed by Renee Robinson
Audition Dates & Times:
Sunday and Monday -- August 4 and 5, 2019, at 6:30pm.
Call backs Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 by appointment only.
Center for the Arts
110 W College Ave
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
October 11 through 27, 2019
Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm / Sunday at 2:00pm
Please be familiar with the stage show, not the ﬁlm; there is plenty of information about the show, script, and score that can be found online. Prepare no more than 32 bars of a song from a musical that shows off your vocal range. Bring sheet music in the proper key with cuts properly marked or an audio device. An accompanist will be provided. Bring a picture, resume, and a list of ANY and ALL POTENTIAL CONFLICTS. **Absolutely NO CONFLICTS** will be accepted for performance dates or Tech Week (October 6-27). There will be no dance audition. No appointment necessary.
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 a certain ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and that's just the beginning of the carnage! ~RATED R
For More Information:
Please contact Renee Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Seeking an 18-person cast. All roles available.
SWEENEY TODD / BENJAMIN BARKER (Bass/Baritone F2 - Gb4, age range 35-50) A man consumed by revenge after his wife is kidnapped and abused, and he is wrongly convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. Our story's tormented protagonist. Darkly cynical.
MRS. LOVETT (Alto/Mezzo G3 – E5, Cockney accent, moves well, age range 35-50) An amoral, pragmatic seller of meat pies -- takes practicality to a ridiculous level. She lusts after Todd. A very high-energy role.
JOHANNA BARKER (Soprano C3 – Bb5, age range 16-20) Benjamin Barker's 16 year old daughter, a ward of Judge Turpin. Beautiful and pure-hearted.
ANTHONY HOPE (Tenor or Bari-tenor, Ab2 - F#4, age range 18-30) A good natured, optimistic & naive young sailor. Falls in Love with Johanna.
BEGGAR WOMAN / LUCY BARKER (Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano Ab3 – F5, age range 35-50) Barker's wife, who he believes to be dead. Schizophrenic personality ranging from pathetic to crudely suggestive.
JUDGE TURPIN (Bass/Baritone E2 – F#4, age range 40-60) A lustful, immoral, power-hungry man. Twists the law to suit himself.
BEADLE BAMFORD (Tenor D3 - D5, age range 35-50) Judge Turpin's partner in crime. "A bully with a thin veneer of gentility."
ADOLFO PIRELLI (Tenor B2 - C5, age range 25-30) A charlatan who claims to be "the king of the barbers, the barber of kings." Must be able to use both rich Italian and rough Irish dialects. A very high operatic style tenor role. Will be double cast.
TOBIAS RAGG (Tenor or unchanged voice Bb2 – A4, age range 12–17) Pirelli's young, simple, but kindhearted drum-beating assistant.
10 COMPANY MEMBERS: A wide variety of roles will come from the ensemble. Ensemble members must have strong voices and good musicianship; a couple members with ballet experience a plus. Ensemble must also be able to demonstrate a strong concentration, intensity, and the ability to play “characters." There are a number of important SOLO-SUNG LINES in the show.