Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

October 22-31, 2021 @ Hylton Performing Arts Center

Auditions – July 10th 9am-1pm and July 11th 1-4pm Callbacks July 13th 7-9:30pm

Sweeney Todd Audition Information

Attend the dark, witty and Tony Award-winning tale of love, murder, and revenge set against the backdrop of 19th century London.

Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony’s, (including Best Musical), for its Broadway premiere. Stephen Sondheim’s and Hugh Wheeler’s (A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures) tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed, and delighted audiences across the world.

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!

Extremely popular, featuring two unforgettable star turns and some of the most chilling music ever written for the stage, this masterpiece is sure to both thrill and delight audiences. PLEASE NOTE THIS SHOW IS RATED R. 

Production Team:

Producer: Mary Beth Smith-Toomey

Director: Vincent Worthington

Note: The ARTfactory will continue to adhere to COVID-19 protocols during auditions, rehearsals and performances for the safety of our cast, crew and audiences. Please check our website for additional information as these are updated.

Audition Info: 

Saturday July 10, 2021, 9am-1pm and Sunday, July 11, 2021 1-4pm

Call Backs: Tuesday, July 13, 7-9:30pm

*Please go to tinyurl.com/Rooftop-Sweeney-Todd-2021 to reserve your audition time slot. If these slots fill, please contact the ARTfactory and we will schedule you for an audition.  

Every actor will be required to fill out our audition form and submit a headshot or resume/photo. We do expect all conflicts to be on your forms, so please come with that info. Please be prepared with an appropriate monologue (preferably in accent) and 16-20 bars of a song in the style of the show. Callbacks will consist of cold reads and movement. 

Rehearsal Info:

Rehearsals will be Tuesday and Thursday 7:00-9:00 and Saturdays (& a couple Sundays) from 1-5.

A list of all rehearsal dates is included on the audition form. Please indicate conflicts on the calendar and submit when auditioning.  

All rehearsals are located at ARTfactory, 9419 Battle Street, Manassas, Virginia.

Performance Dates:

Friday and Saturday, October 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2021 at 8pm

Sunday, October 24 & 31 4:00 pm

All performances will be at the Hylton Center, Gregory Family Theatre at 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA 20110 www.HyltonCenter.org 

Character Breakdown

*ages are suggestions

Sweeney Todd – 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.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 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: 30 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 yearns 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: 10 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

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