Upcoming Auditions

Sweeney Todd

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler

Directed & Music directed by Walter A. Webster

One of the darkest musicals ever written, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 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

Sweeney Todd is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International.
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Important Dates:

AUDITION DATES: (by appointment)

Monday, October 25th: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Tuesday, October 26th: 6:45pm – 9:30 pm

(Walk-ins will be accepted and seen between appointments.)

CALLBACK DATES: Wednesday, October 27th, 6:30 pm (by invitation only)

PERFORMANCE DATES:

Friday, February 10th @ 8pm
Saturday, February 11th @ 8pm
Sunday, February 12th @ 3pm
Thursday, February 16th 7:30pm
Friday, February 17th @ 8pm
Saturday, February 18th @ 8pm
Sunday, February 19th @ 3pm

Please use the following link to schedule auditions:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B4EAAAE2AA3FB6-auditions

Video submissions will be accepted. All videos must be submitted by October 26th at 8 pm. Please submit videos to auditions@obsp.org

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

SWEENEY TODD – Male. A wrongfully imprisoned barber seeking to right the wrongs committed against him. He is Johanna’s father, singularly focused on taking revenge.

MRS LOVETT – Female. 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

ANTHONY – Male. A naive and youthful sailor returning to London. He helps Todd return to London and unexpectedly falls in love with Johanna.

JOHANNA – Female. A spritely girl, full of life and innocence, constantly yearning for freedom. Todd’s long-lost daughter and Turpin’s ward.

TOBIAS – Male. A poor youngster apprenticed to Pirelli. He finds a surrogate family in Todd and Lovett.

JUDGE TURPIN – Male. 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.

THE BEADLE – Male. A pompous public official. He is deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin.

ADOLFO PIRELLI – Male. A flamboyant Italian rival barber; a fraud with a secret past

BEGGAR WOMAN – Female. A deranged and schizophrenic woman who harbors the dark, surprising secret of being Todd’s supposed lost wife.

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Preparation & Additional Info

Audition Info:
The Levoy Theatre, Home of The Off Broad Street Players Theatre Company, is excited to announce auditions for the spring opener musical of our 2023 Broadway season, Sweeney Todd. We are looking to build a diverse, high energy cast. Performers of all gender espressions are encouraged to audition for any and all parts.

Join us a The Levoy Theatre on October 25th and 26th. Walk-ins will be seen between appointments. The Levoy Theatre is located at 130 N. High St., Millville, NJ.

Please note, this is a non equity production but all actors will receive a stipend.

Please be prepared with 16-32 bars of a song of your choice in the style of the show. Please DO NOT sing a song from SWEENEY TODD. An accompainist will be provided. Please provide piano sheet music for our accompanist. If needed, you can also bring an audio file with NO background vocals on an iPod or phone. Please have music downloaded instead of playing from YouTube. An auxiliary speaker will be provided. You may be asked to sing scales by our accompanist.

Be prepared to fill out a conflict sheet at auditions (be as specific as possible about conflicts.) Please make sure you can fully commit to the rehearsal and performance schedules before auditioning.

Please use the provided link to schedule an audition appointment: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B4EAAAE2AA3FB6-auditions

Video submissions will be accepted. Please submit videos to auditions@obsp.org All videos must be submitted by October 26th at 8 pm.

All roles are available.

Rehearsals will begin soon after callbacks, (dependent on cast conflicts!). Rehearsals will typically be held on some Saturdays and/or Sundays from 1 pm – 5 pm, Mondays from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Wednesdays from 6:30 pm-9:30 pm. Tech week will run from Saturday, February 4th, 2023 through Thursday, February 9th, 2023. No absences will be accepted during tech week or performances. Rehearsals will be sheduled to suit cast availability. Not all performers will be asked to attend all rehearsals.

If you have any questions, please email info@obsp.org

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