“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”

Auditions November 11th and 12th, 2018 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

Location: Little Theatre of Owatonna, 560 Dunnell Drive
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
From the adaption by Christopher Wheeler
Music Theater International
*Sponsored by Wenger Foundation
Cast Includes: 8 leading men (2 non-singing) 18-65; young man 12-18; 3 leading women 18-50; ensemble of townspeople (including children), policemen, lunatics (all chorus-singing).

**This musical is recommended for mature audiences**

This is a musical and you will be asked to read and sing!

New and seasoned actors are encouraged and welcome!

Artistic Director, Jeffrey Jackson
Music Director, Beverly Cashman

Performances are February 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2019.

For more information, call Kathy Purdie, Technical Director at 507-456-9110

Audition music/script packets are available at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, 1880 Austin Road Suite 1 or the Owatonna Public Library. Packets may be considered for two days and returned.

Character Breakdown

Sweeney Todd (bass-baritone)
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.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: Gb4
Vocal range bottom: F2

Mrs. Lovett (alto/mezzo soprano)
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.
Gender: female
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Anthony Hope (bari-tenor)
A naive and youthful sailor returning to London. He helps Todd return to London and unexpectedly falls in love with Johanna.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Johanna (soprano)
A spritely girl, full of innocence, constantly yearning for freedom. Todd’s long-lost daughter and Turpin’s ward.
Gender: female
Age: 18 to 21
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Tobias Ragg (tenor)
A poor youngster apprenticed to Pirelli. He finds a surrogate family in Todd and Lovett.
Gender: male
Age: 12 to 18
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Judge Turpin (bass baritone)
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.
Gender: male
Age: 50 to 65
Vocal range top: Gb4
Vocal range bottom: E2

The Beadle (tenor)
A pompous public official. He is deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: D3

Beggar Woman (soprano/mezzo soprano)
A deranged and schizophrenic woman who harbors a dark, surprising secret.
Gender: female
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Adolfo Pirelli (tenor)
A flamboyant Italian rival barber; a charlatan with a secret past.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: B2

Jonas Fogg Spoken part
The owner of Fogg’s Asylum. He sells the hair of madmen to wigmakers.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 60

The Bird Seller Spoken part
A kind-hearted salesperson who sells birds to Johanna
Gender: Either
Age: 20-55

Ensemble
Townspeople; Policemen; Lunatics