SWEENEY TODD - Steel River Playhouse Non Equity Auditions

Posted: May 10, 2018
Audition Location: Pottstown , PA

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Steel River Playhouse announces auditions for the 2018-2019 Season Opener: "Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street."

Make an appointment for an audition by contacting casting@steelriver.org.

Attend the dark, witty and Tony Award-winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the backdrop of 19th century London! Steel River is looking for 9 principals and a large active ensemble.

Initial Audition Dates:
Saturday, June 2 – 2p to 6p
Wednesday, June 6 – 6p to 10p

Callbacks by Invitation:
Saturday, June 9 – 2p to 6p

Show Dates: October 5 - 21

Please make an appointment for an audition by contacting casting@steelriver.org. You only need to attend one night of the initial auditions. Callbacks will be by invitation only.

To Prepare:
• 16-32 bars of a song, please being the sheet music for the accompanist, clearly marked. Please no recordings of accompaniments or a capella auditions.
• 1-2 minute monologue – preferably one that show cases a British or cockney accent.
• Your resume
• A headshot (any picture is fine)
• A Steel River Audition form that will be provided to you when you make your audition appointment.

Cast Requirements:

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.
Male, any ethnicity
Age: 40 or over
Vocal Range: F2 to Gb4

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.
Female, any ethnicity
Age: 35 or over
Vocal range G3 to E5

Anthony Hope – a naïve and youthful sailor returning to London. He helps Todd return to London and unexpectedly falls in love with Johanna.
Male, any ethnicity
Age: 20-30
Vocal Range: Bb2-F4

Johanna – a spritely girl, full of innocence, constantly yearning for freedom. Todd’s long-lost daughter and Turpin’s ward.
Female, any ethnicity
Age: 18-21
Vocal Range: Bb3-A5

Tobias Ragg – a poor youngster apprenticed to Pirelli. He finds a surrogate family in Todd and Lovett.
Male, any ethnicity
Age: 12-18
Vocal Range: Bb2-Ab4

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.
Male, any ethnicity
Age: 50 or over
Vocal Range: E2-Gb4

The Beadle – a pompous public official. He is deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin.
Male, any ethnicity
Age: 40 or over
Vocal Range: D3-D5

Beggar Woman – a deranged and schizophrenic woman who harbors a dark, surprising secret.
Female, any ethnicity
Age: 35 and over
Vocal Range: Ab3-F5

Adolfo Pirelli – a flamboyant Italian barber; a charlatan with a secret past.
Male, any ethnicity
Age: 30 or over
Vocal Range: B2-C5

ENSEMBLE: Large group of 16-20 with varying voice parts and appearances

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