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Auditions for Sweeney Todd

Equinox Theatre Company Announces Auditions for:
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler
Directed by Colin Roybal
Music Direction by Kelly Bidstrup Graham


Equinox Theatre Company is excited to announce open auditions for the final show of its 11th season – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet StreetAuditions will be held June 29th from 11 AM to 2 PM at The Bug Theater, 3654 Navajo Street in Denver. Callbacks will be held June 30th from 6 PM to 10 PM also at the Bug Theatre.

Performances will be September 27 through October 19 with a possible extension through November 2. on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM. There will also be one industry night on Thursday, October 10. Rehearsals will begin right away and will be held at The Bug Theatre with some rehearsals off-site at a church near Evans and University in Denver.  

This is a non-equity production; a small stipend is paid at the end of the run.
Please note – you must be over 18 to audition for this production.

16 to 32 bars of a song in similar style to the show. No CDs or A Capella auditions, an accompanist will be provided. Please bring your headshot and resume along with all your conflicts through November 2, 2019.

About the show: 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!

Seeking diverse actors of all types over the age of 18 to play the following roles:

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: 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 30
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: 14 to 30
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

Townspeople; Policemen; Lunatics