Sweeney Todd | PA

12/01/2010

Open Auditions for Sweeney Todd
union / non-union

auditions by appointment only 12/4 & 12/5 in Lancaster PA

Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend

Seeking to following roles:

Sweeney Todd / Benjamin Barker:

Bass/Baritone, 40s. A man consumed by revenge after his wife is kidnapped and raped, and he is wrongly convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. Darkly cynical.

Mrs. Nellie Lovett:

Alto/Mezzo, Cockney Accent, moves well, 40s. An amoral, pragmatic seller of meat pies – takes practicality to a ridiculous level. She lusts after Todd. A very high energy role.

Joanna Barker:

Soprano, 18. Benjamin Barker’s daughter, a ward of Judge Turpin. Beautiful and pure-hearted.

Anthony Hope:

Tenor, 20s. A good natured, optimistic & naive young sailor.

Begger Woman / Lucy Barker:

Soprano, Late 30s. Barker’s wife, who he believes to be dead. Schizophrenic personality ranging from pathetic to crudely suggestive.

Judge Turpin:

Bass/Baritone, Early 50s. A lustful, immoral, power hungry man. Twists the law to suit him.

Beadle Bamford:

Tenor, Late 40s. Judge Turpin’s partner in crime. “A bully with a thin veneer of gentility”.

Adolfo Pirelli:

Tenor, 30s. A phony mountebank who claims to be “the king of the barbers, the barber of kings.” A very high tenor role that can also be played by a soprano in drag.

Tobias:

Tenor, 18. Pirelli’s young, simple, but kind-hearted drum-beating assistant.

Gravediggers, Chorus

Saturday, December 4, 2010 1PM to 6PM & Sunday, December 5, 2010 11 AM to 3 PM
Michael D. Mitchell Clubhouse
1 PM – 6 PM
18 N. Water Street
Lancaster, PA

For an appointment please visit www.thefulton.org/auditions, or call 717-394-7133, ext 114, or email to: casting@thefulton.org.

For the auditions, prepare 16 bars of a song. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

If unable to attend, send pictures and resumes to Fulton Theatre, C/O Christen Cain Casting Associate, P.O. Box 1865, Lancaster PA 17608-1865

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