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Audition Alert: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street | Presented By Bucyrus Little Theatre

Looking For A Scary Season Show Opportunity? Area Actors Sought For "Sweeney"

Bucyrus Little Theatre, located at 130 Songer Avenue, Bucyrus, will host auditions for it's October production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 28 and Monday, July 29.

Directed by Cheri Laughbaum, the show follows Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, who is in the grips of 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.

Those auditioning on July 28 or July 29 will be asked to read from the script and sing selections from the show. Advanced preparation is not required. The performance of Sweeney Todd will run two weekends, October 11-13, 2024 and October 18-20, 2024.

The Cast

This production calls for a medium-sized cast that ranges from 11-20 performers. Principal characters include:

  • Sweeney Todd [Male, age range: 40-55]: A wrongfully imprisoned barber who seeks to right the wrongs committed against him. He's Johanna's father.

  • Mrs. Lovett [Female, age range 35-50]: An entrepreneurial and amoral meat pie shop owner who falls in love with Todd and turns his desire for revenge into profits.

  • Anthony Hope [Male, age range 20-30]: A naive and youthful sailor returning to London. Unexpectedly falls in love with Johanna.

  • Johanna [Female, age range: 18-21]: A spritely girl, full of innocence, constantly learning for freedom. Todd's long-lost daughter and Turpin's ward.

  • Tobias Ragg [Male, age range 12-18]: A poor youngster apprenticed to Pirelli. He finds a surrogate family in Todd and Lovett.

  • Judge Turpin [Male, age range 50-65]: A lecherous public official who portrays himself as a sanctimonious authoritarian. Responsible for imprisoning Todd.

  • The Beadle [Male, age range 40-55]: A pompous public official. He is deeply loyal to the corrupt Judge Turpin.

  • Beggar Woman [Female, age range 35-50]: A deranged and schizophrenic woman who harbors a dark, surprising secret.

  • Adolfo Pirelli [Male, age range 30-45]: A flamboyant Italian rival barber; a charlatan with a secret past.

  • Jonas Fogg [Male, age range 35-60]: Owner of Fogg's Asylum. Sells the hair of madmen to wigmakers.

  • Ensemble: Townspeople, policemen, and lunatics

Music and lyrics for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street are by Stephen Sondheim. The book was written by Hugh Wheeler. The show is based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond. Sweeney Todd is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

For questions about auditions, email or call the box office at 419.562.0731 to hear back from a theatre representative.


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