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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Director: Manny Bejarano
Music Director: Kirk Valles


Audition Date/Time: (By appointment, in 5-minute slots)
1/19/19, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 
OB Playhouse
4944 Newport Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107

 1/20/19, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
4227 Fairmount Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105

 
CALLBACKS (By invitation only): 
1/23/19, 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
4227 Fairmount Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105

 
Production Dates/Times:
5/24/19 – 6/16/19

Thursday’s – Saturday’s @ 8 p.m. 

Sunday’s @ 3 p.m. 

NOTE: There will be an additional Industry Night performance on Monday, June 3rdat 8 p.m.

 To Reserve Your Audition Time: email obplayhouseauditions@gmail.com

 
Audition Details:

• For all roles: Prepare a one minute song that best shows your vocal range. Bring sheet music in correct key. An accompanist will be provided. Please no a cappella or backing tracks (CD). Please be familiar with the show. 

 You need to know your conflicts 3/31 – 5/24 and these must be listed on audition form.  

Audition forms will be emailed to you in advance. Please plan to bring your completed audition form, your headshot and your resume with you to the audition. 

Rehearsals will begin March 31, 2019 

•  Strictly a Non-Equity production.

 If you are asked to come to callbacks, please be prepared sing and read sides from the script.

 
Play description:
This Tony-Award-winning musical dark and witty tale of love, murder and revenge set against the backdrop of 19th century London. Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to London seeking vengeance against the lecherous Judge Turpin who framed him and took his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, the 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 revenge inspires a new ingredient for her meat pies that has the people of London lining up . . . and the carnage has only just begun! This chilling masterpiece is sure to thrill and delight audiences.

Cast List and Breakdown: 

Sweeney Todd/Benjamin Barker–

A wrongfully imprisoned barber seeking to right the wrongs committed against him. He is Johanna’s father, singularly focussed on taking bloody revenge. Our story’s tormented protagonist.
Gender: Male / Age: 45 to 50
Vocal range top: Gb4 / Vocal range bottom: F2

Nellie Lovett
This role has already been cast.

Anthony Hope–

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 Barker–

A spritely girl, full of innocence, constantly yearning for freedom. Todd’s long-lost daughter and Turpin’s ward.
Gender: Female / Age: 18 – 21 (be able to play age range)
Vocal range top: A5 / Vocal range bottom: Bb3


Tobias Ragg–

A poor youngster apprenticed to Pirelli. He finds a surrogate family in Todd and Lovett.
Gender: Male 
Vocal range top: Ab4 / Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Judge Turpin–

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: 55 to 65
Vocal range top: Gb4, Vocal range bottom: E2

Beadle Bamford–

A pompous public official who is deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin.
Age: 30 to 55
Vocal range top: D5 / Vocal range bottom: D3

Beggar Woman/ Lucy Barker–

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–

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–

The owner of Fogg’s Asylum who sells the hair of madmen to wigmakers.
Age: 35 to 60
Vocal range top: D5 / Vocal range bottom: D3