Auditions set for LTO’s production of ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ November 11 & 12
Little Theatre of Owatonna has announced auditions for its winter musical production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet.”
The auditions will take place from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, and Monday, Nov. 12, at LTO, 560 Dunnell Drive in the West Hills Complex in Owatonna.
Music and lyrics are by Stephen Sondheim with book by Hugh Wheeler. Jeffrey Jackson is the artistic director, Bev Cashman the music director and Kathy Purdie the technical director.
The Tony Award-winning musical is a dark, witty tale of love, murder and revenge set against the backdrop of 19th century London. The theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world.
The infamous tale tells the story of Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber who returns to London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road of vengeance leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop. Above her shop, Todd 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 meat pies that has the people of London lining up. And the carnage has only just begun.
**This production is for mature audiences.
There are six featured male singing roles for ages 18-65, one of which is for someone age 12-18, three featured female singing roles ages 18-50, and two featured non-speaking roles (one male, one either gender). The chorus, which will feature both solos and a few speaking parts, is planned on being 15-20 people in size.
Audition packets will be available at the Owatonna Public Library, at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, 1880 Austin Road, Suite 1 in Owatonna and can be checked out to review for two days.
Performances will be at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23, with matinee performances at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 and 24.
“Sweeney Todd” is presented with special arrangements through Music Theatre International and is sponsored by the Wenger Foundation.
Check out the Upcoming Auditions page for character details.