Singer and Actor Auditions for SummerFest 2014 Theatre Production: Sweeney Todd - 2013-2014 Season of the Theatre and Dance Department

  • Directed by Ryan Weible
  • Non-equity, non-paid 
  • Smith Center at Ohlone College
    43600 Mission Boulevard
    Fremont, CA 94539

Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded 8 Tony's, one of them for Best Musical, for its Broadway premiere. Adapted to film by Tim Burton with Johnny Depp as the title role, Sweeney has slashed his way across entertainment mediums.

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to 19th 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! - See more at Music Theatre International.

Download the Auditions for Sweeney Todd flyer (PDF).

  • Auditions
    • Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sunday, May 4, 2014, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Callbacks
    • Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Rehearsals
    • Begin Monday, May 12, 2014, 6:00pm
  • Performances
    • July 10-26, 2014, Thursday - Saturdays
    • Under the stars in the Smith Center Amphitheatre at Ohlone College

Set up your audition time by contacting Ryan Weible at ohlonesweeney@yahoo.com.

  • Be prepared to sing a 32-bar ballad preferably Sondheim and not from Sweeney Todd.
  • Bring your own sheet music in the correct key. (An accompanist will be provided.)
  • Be prepared to move.
Character Breakdown
Character Description
Adolfo Pirelli A flamboyant Italian rival barber; a charlatan with a secret past.
Male, 30-45 yrs old
Range: B2 - C5
Anthony Hope A naive and youthful sailor returning to London. He helps Todd return to London and unexpectedly falls in love with Johanna.
Male, 20-30 yrs old
Range: Bb2 - F4
Beggar Woman A deranged and schizophrenic woman who harbors a dark, surprising secret.
Female, 35-50 yrs old
Range: Ab3 - F5
Ensemble Townspeople; Policemen; Lunatics
Johanna A spritely girl, full of innocence, constantly yearning for freedom. Todd's long-lost daughter and Turpin's ward.
Female, 18-21 yrs old
Range: Bb3 - A5
Jonas Fogg The owner of Fogg's Asylum. He sells the hair of madmen to wigmakers.
Male, 35-60 yrs old
Speaking Role
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.
Male, 50-65 yrs old
Range: E2 - Gb4
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.
Female, 35-50
Range: G3 - E5
Sweeney Todd A wrongfully imprisoned barber seeking to right the wrongs committed against him. He is Johanna's father, singularly focussed on taking bloody revenge. Our story's tormented protagonist.
Male, 40-55 yrs old
Range: F2 - Gb4
The Beadle A pompous public official. He is deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin.
Male, 40-55 yrs old
Range: D3 - D5
Tobias Ragg A poor youngster apprenticed to Pirelli. He finds a surrogate family in Todd and Lovett.
Male, 12-18 yrs old
Range: Bb2 - Ab4
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