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Casting Call: Sweeney Todd, A Musical Thriller

Memorial Opera House is seeking 20 men and women to fill the cast of Sweeney Todd, A Musical Thriller

In this infamous tale Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravage 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 pies that has the people of London lining up...and the carnage has only just begun.

The Memorial Opera House invites you to audition for this dark, witty and Tony Award winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the backdrop of 19th century London.

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Audition Dates & Times

Auditions
Monday, July 30 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Tuesday, July 31 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM

Callbacks
Callbacks will be scheduled as needed.

Performance Dates

September 28 Through October 14
Fridays & Saturdays At 8:00 PM, Sundays At 2:00 PM

Production Staff

Director
Robert Clark

Music Direction
Robert Vodnoy

Vocal Direction
David Markley

Rehearsals

Rehearsals will begin on Monday, August 6 and will most likely be on Monday through Thursday nights from 7:00 to 10:00 PM

Character Information

Sweeney Todd/Benjamin Barker
Range: Bass/Baritone
Age: Late 30's to early 50's
Description: A wrongfully imprisoned barber seeking revenge on the man who ruined his life by separating his family.

Mrs. Nellie Lovett
Range: Alto/Mezzo
Age: Mid 30's to early 50's. Must appear rough the same age as Sweeney.
Description: A pie shop owner whose likability is as sincere as her morality. The musical is her dark and twisted love story.

Anthony
Range: Tenor/Baritone
Age: Mid 20's
Description: A young sailor returning to London who falls passionately in love with the first woman he sees.

Johanna
Range: Soprano
Age: Late teens to early 20's
Description: A young girl who feels trapped with an overprotective guardian. She is searching for any escape from her circumstances.

Judge Turpin
Range: Bass/Baritone
Age: 40's to late 50's
Description: A sanctimonious judge who uses his position to puppet his desires.

Beadle Bamford
Range: Tenor
Age: Mid 30's to mid 50's. Younger than Judge Turpin.
Description: A slimy public official with absolute loyalty to Judge Turpin.

Beggar Woman
Range: Soprano/Mezzo
Age: Late 30's to early 50's. Must appear roughly the same age as Sweeney.
Description: A woman who was mentally broken down and now lives hand to mouth. She is a foil to Mrs. Lovett.

Tobias
Range: Tenor
Age: Can vary from late teens to mid 40's.
Description: A good hearted, loyal man who has mental limitations.

Adolfo Pirelli
Range: Tenor
Age: Mid 20's to mid 30's
Description: A con man with a flare.

Emsemble
The Ensemble has the hardest music to learn. Singers must have solid voices with a strong knowledge of music. There are numerous solo and small group opportunities throughout the show. There are minimal set changes as the show flows that will be part of the ensemble's responsibility.

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Audition Music Pieces

The director has chosen music pieces for select character auditions. We ask that you be prepared to sing the piece(s) for the character(s) you would most like to play as well as the Emsemble piece. An accompanist will be provided at the auditions. All of the pieces are available for download from the page menu or as listed below.

Sweeney Todd
Todd Audition Piece 1 of 2 (3-36): CLICK HERE
Todd Audition Piece 2 of 2 (28-36): CLICK HERE
Todd And Lovett Audition Piece (281-End): CLICK HERE

Mrs. Nellie Lovett
Lovett Audition Piece (1-20 & 62-End): CLICK HERE
Todd And Lovett Audition Piece (281-End): CLICK HERE

Anthony
Anthony Audition Piece (3-19): CLICK HERE
Anthony And Johanna Audition Piece (11-29): CLICK HERE

Johanna
Johanna Audition Piece (1-31): CLICK HERE
Anthony And Johanna Audition Piece (11-29): CLICK HERE

Judge Turpin
Judge Turpin Audition Piece 1 of 2 (4-34): CLICK HERE
Judge Turpin Audition Piece 2 of 2 (112-End) CLICK HERE

Beadle Bamford
Beadle Audition Piece 1 of 2 (4-37): CLICK HERE
Beadle Audition Piece 2 of 2 (1-12): CLICK HERE
Note: Auditionee should sing any one phrase in this song up an octave in Falsetto

Beggar Woman
Beggar Woman Audition Piece (38-39): CLICK HERE

Adolfo Pirelli
Pirelli Audition Piece (9-23): CLICK HERE
Note: Auditionee should be prepared to sing the high C at pitch in Falsetto and hold it.

Tobias
Tobias Audition Piece 1 of 2 (7-37): CLICK HERE
Tobias Audition Piece 2 of 2 (21-35): CLICK HERE

Emsemble
Ensemble Audition Piece (39-68): CLICK HERE
Note: All Auditionees should be prepared to sing this song.

Audition Registration Form

In addition to pre-registering, you will need to complete a Full Audition Registration Form and bring the completed form with you to the auditions.

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