AUDITIONS! Announcing auditions for Theater UnCorked's first "Pop Up Musical", "Sweeney Todd in Concert", a Benefit One Night Only Performance for Directed by Allison Choat
Auditions are by appointment only in 6 minute slots:
Monday Feb 5th from 12-8pm in Dean Hall at the Calderwood Pavilion, 527 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116 SIGN UP LINK: http://signup.com/go/LZLKpjB
Tuesday Feb 6th from 5:30-11pm at St Matthews Church, 435 Central St, Acton, MA 01720 SIGN UP LINK: http://signup.com/go/zPHBDFx
Rehearsals: When: 4-6 reahearsals between April/May TBD. Please bring all your conflicts especially the last week of May 26th-June 1st Where: Cambridge, Mass
Performance: When: Saturday June 2nd (Actors need to be available all day for final tech and dress rehearsal) Where: First Church of Cambridge, Mass, Sanctuary
About the Show~~~~~~ One of the darkest musicals ever written, Sweeney Todd: A Musical Thriller is the unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after fifteen years of exile to take revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life. When revenge eludes him, Sweeney swears vengeance on the entire human race, murdering as many people as he can, while his business associate Mrs. Lovett bakes the bodies into meat pies and sells them to the unsuspecting public. Perhaps composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s most perfect score, Sweeney Todd is lush, operatic, and full of soaring beauty, pitch-black comedy and stunning terror. It’s one of the signal achievements of the American musical theater of the last fifty years, and it’s the high water mark of Sondheim’s six remarkable collaborations with director Harold Prince.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Roles~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MEN: Sweeney Todd (British Accent; Low Gb to High Gb) A wrongfully imprisoned barber seeking to right the wrongs committed against him. He is Johanna's father, singularly focussed on taking bloody revenge. Our story's tormented protagonist. Age: 40 to 60
Anthony Hope (British Accent; High F to Low C3 with strong falsetto) A naive and youthful sailor returning to London. He helps Todd return to London and unexpectedly falls in love with Johanna. Age: 20 to 35
Tobias Ragg ( Cockney Accent; High G4 to Low B2) A poor youngster apprenticed to Pirelli. He finds a surrogate family in Todd and Lovett. Age: 18-25 (Age is less relevant then being able to play innocent and childlike)
The Beadle (British Accent; High D) A pompous public official. He is deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin. Age: 38 to 55
Adolfo Pirelli (Irish Accent; High to a C5) A flamboyant Italian rival barber; a charlatan with a secret past. Age: 30 to 55
(The role of Judge Turpin has been cast)
WOMEN: Johanna (British Accent; Must be an excellent Lyric Soprano to a high B Flat and a High D.) A spritely girl, full of innocence, constantly yearning for freedom. Todd's long-lost daughter and Turpin's ward. Age: 18 to 25 (or able to play this range)
Beggar Woman (Cockney Accent; A deranged and schizophrenic woman who harbors a dark, surprising secret. Age: 35 to 60
(The role of Mrs Lovett has been cast)
ENSEMBLE: (British and Cockeny Accents) Looking for a large ensemble ( 15-30) of excellent singers to play Townspeople; Policemen; Lunatics. They are the backbone of this production and will have many highlighted moments.
~~~~~~~~~~~~What You Need to Know~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please bring a resume and head shot stapled together and your conflicts and availability for April/May 2018.
Prepare 32 bars of music from Sweeney Todd that best shows off your range in the character of choice. Please bring Sheet Music in the proper key. There may be cold readings from the script.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~Contact Information~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions