Auditions

Audition notice for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

KCP is proud to produce Steven Sondheim’s Tony-winning master work Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Directed by Rebecca Hansen
Performances; May 10th – May 26th
Thursday-Saturday at 7 PM & Sundays at 4 PM

Audition Dates:

Open call general auditions:
Sunday January 20th from 1:00pm-4:00pm
Wednesday January 23rd from 6:00pm-9:00pm

Callback Auditions (by invitation only)
Saturday January 26th from 1:00pm-5:00pm

Location:

The Soul Building
4568 Kukui St, Kapaa

(This is a bright blue building very near the Kapaa traffic circle. With a CMU wall and a fence atop. Large parking lot.)

Show Synopsis:

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a 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 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! (mitshows.com)

General Auditions:
Please prepare a song from the show (song selection listed below.) The song should be for the character you are auditioning for. If you are auditioning for ensemble please select a song from the list that best highlights your voice. General auditions will be singing only

Callback Auditions:
Those invited to callback auditions will be asked to read from the script. Callback auditions may include singing other songs from the show

Below is the list of characters in the cast and the audition song selections you should prepare!

Cast of Characters:

Sweeney Todd
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: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: Gb4
Vocal range bottom: F2

Mrs. Lovett
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. He sells the hair of madmen to wigmakers.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 60

Ensemble
Townspeople; Policemen; Lunatics

Audition Songs:

Pirelli: The Contest (Part I) from “…To shave -a da face” to the end.

Beadle: Ladies in Their Sensitivities
AND Parlor Songs (Part I)

Judge: Pretty Women (Part I)

Anthony: Johanna (Part II)
AND Ah Miss -up to “look at me”

Johanna: Green Finch and Linnet Bird AND Searching (Part II) “And we’ll sail the world and see its wonders from the pearls of Spain to the rubies of Tibet. And then home. Some day”.

Anthony AND Johanna: Callback audition Kiss Me (Part I) up to “I’ll steal you”, which is before “It’s me you’ll marry on Monday”
AND Kiss Me (Part II) from “…Kiss me! I know a place where we can go tonight” -up to when Johanna says “…I still don’t know your name”

Tobias: Pirelli’s Elixir – up to “…You can tell ‘e’s used Pirelli’s”!
AND Not While I’m Around

Beggar Woman: No Place Like London – from “Alms..alms..” up to – “…then ‘ow would you like to split me muff, Mister, We’ll go jig jig, a little”
AND Johanna Act II Sequence from “Sign of the devil!” up to “Mischief! Mischief! Mischief!” AND from “Somebody look up there!” up to “Alms, alms”

Todd: No Place like London
AND Epiphany from “There’s a Hole in the Wall” to the end.

Mrs Lovett: Worst Pies in London
AND God That’s Good from “Nice to see you, dearie..” to “Oh well, got her comeuppance And that’ll be thruppence and”
AND Wait from “Easy now…” to the end

TODD & MRS. LOVETT: Callback My Friends
AND A Little Priest up to “How gratifying for once to know That those above will serve those down below”!