Performances will be at SOPAC (South Orange) on July 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 2017
Seeking auditions for:
Sweeney Todd, Bass-Baritone or Baritone. (40-55) Top: Gb4 Bottom: F2 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.
Mrs. Lovett, Contralto or Mezzo-soprano. (35 – 50) Top: E5 Bottom: G3 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 Hope, Bari-Tenor / Tenor. (20-30) Top: F4 Bottom: Bb2 A naïve and youthful sailor returning to London. He helps Todd return to London and unexpectedly falls in love with Johanna.
Johanna, Soprano. (18 – 28) Top: Bb3 A spritely girl, full of innocence, constantly yearning for freedom. Todd’s long-lost daughter and Turpin’s ward.
Tobias Ragg, Tenor. (15 – 25) Top: Ab4 Bottom: Bb2 A poor youngster apprenticed to Pirelli. He finds a surrogate family in Todd and Lovett.
Judge Turpin, Bass or Bass-Baritone. (45 – 65) Top: Gb4 Bottom: E2 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, Tenor / Countertenor. (35 – 55) Top: D5 Bottom: D3 A pompous public official. He is deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin.
Beggar Woman, Mezzo-soprano (35 – 50) Top: F5 Bottom: Ab3 A deranged and schizophrenic woman who harbors a dark, surprising secret.
Adolfo Pirelli, Tenor (30 – 45) Top: C5 Bottom: B2 A flamboyant Italian rival barber; a charlatan with a secret past.
Jonas Fogg, Male (35-60) The owner of Fogg’s Asylum. He sells the hair of madmen to wigmakers.
Ensemble cast: Men and Women (S / A / T / B) to play Townspeople; Policemen; Lunatics; etc. Strong Singers and Actors Needed. Minimal Movement Required.