Upon signing up, you will receive various music cuts from the show. You must pick one to prepare to sing at auditions. An accompanist will be provided with the proper sheet music; no backing tracks permitted. You may be asked to do cold reads from the script as well. There will be no dance audition.
The Sweeney Todd Production Team is committed to diversity and inclusion. As such, we encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities, and abilities to audition.
Due to the mature content of this show, auditions are open to ages 18+. Please note this is a non-union, non-paying production. Transparency and open communication are values that are extremely important to us; if you have any questions, please email the director at [EMAIL]
Rehearsals will begin on or around June 19th and the schedule will be built around actor availability. Tentatively: Sundays from 2pm-6pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7-10pm. Please refrain from auditioning if you have any conflicts with tech week (September 10th-16th) or the show dates (listed above).
Please click on the "Register" link on the right to sign up to audition for this show. You are not required to register ahead of time and can show up that night, but we recomend that you do register.
All roles are open. We acknowledge that many roles we list fall on gender binary, but invite transgender and non-binary performers to audition for the roles they most identify with. We are seeking 13 performers to fill the following -
Sweeney Todd [M; 40s-50s] - A wrongfully imprisoned barber returning to London to seek bloody revenge. Our story's tormented protagonist. Must have a strong understanding of music and ability to fully commit to the horrors of the story.
Mrs. Nellie Lovett [F; 30s-50s] - Owner of the meat pie shop below Todd’s barber shop. Lower class, salt of the Earth, and supremely quirky. Role requires strong understanding of music, impeccable comedic timing, and ability to do a Cockney British accent.
Johanna [F; 20s] - Full of dreams and a yearning to escape the confines of being Judge Turpin’s ward. She is Todd’s long-lost daughter, though she doesn’t know it. In this production, the story will be told through her memories. Role requires a strong soprano belt and physical acting.
Anthony Hope [M; 20s] - An energetic and passionate young sailor who helps Todd return to London. He is a hopeless romantic who falls deeply in love with Johanna and vows to save her. Role requires a strong tenor belt and physical acting.
Judge Turpin [M; 40s-60s] - An immoral public official who wields his authority for wrong-doing. He is responsible for imprisoning Todd and holding Johanna captive. Role requires a deep, bass sound and commitment to villainy. Requires a proper British accent.
Tobias Ragg [M; Early 20s] - A young assistant to Adolfo Pirelli. He is innocent, but inquisitive and observant. Note - in this production, Tobias will be played by a young adult, rather than a child. Role required youthful energy and a strong tenor belt. Requires a Cockney British accent.
Beggar Woman [F; 30s-50s] - A misunderstood and chaotic presence in town, The Beggar Woman pops up in various circumstances she shouldn’t be involved in. She is deeply unsettled and is harboring a dark secret. Requires a Cockney British accent.
Beadle Bamford [M; 20s-40s] - Mischievous sidekick to Judge Turpin. He is pompous, arrogant, and deeply loyal. Requires a proper British accent.
Adolfo Pirelli [M; Any Age] - A flamboyant Italian barber who emerges as a rival to Todd. Requires an over-exaggerated Italian accent and quick comedic timing.
Ensemble - The Ghosts of London [Any Gender, Any Age] - Seeking an ensemble of four dynamic actors/singers who will serve as the show’s narrators.
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!