SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

OPEN AUDITIONS: August 10th and 11th 6:00pm-10pm


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SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Book by Hugh Wheeler

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Directed by Brian Lawson

Stage Management by Cessany Ford

Musical Direction by Duncan McMahan


OPEN AUDITIONS: August 10th and 11th 6:00pm-10pm

Granbury Opera House 133 E. Pearl St. Granbury TX. 76048

Please come prepared with a headshot, resume, and with 2 songs, 16 to 30 bars, in the style of the show. If seeking a specific role, actors are encouraged to choose one song from that character. Accompaniment will be provided.  You may be asked to do a cold read.

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Callbacks will be held Saturday August 15th

Rehearsals will start Monday August 31st. The Show will run from October 9th through November 8th

Character Descriptions:

Sweeney Todd A wrongfully imprisoned barber seeking to right the wrongs committed against him. He is singularly focused on taking bloody revenge. Our story’s tormented protagonist. 

Male, 40-55 yrs old 
Range: F2 – Gb4  Bass/Baritone
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  Alto/Mezzo-Soprano
Anthony – 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  Tenor/High Baritone
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 Soprano
Tobias “Toby” Ragg – A poor youngster apprenticed to Pirelli. He finds a surrogate family in Todd and Lovett. 

Male, 12-18 yrs old 
Range: Bb2 – Ab4 Tenor/High Baritone
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  Bass/Baritone
Beadle Bamford – A pompous public official. He is deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin. 

Male, 40-55 yrs old 
Range: D3 – D5 Tenor
Beggar Woman – A deranged and schizophrenic woman who harbors a dark, surprising secret. 

Female, 35-50 yrs old 
Range: Ab3 – F5  Soprano/Mezzo-Soprano
Adolfo Pirelli  –  A flamboyant Italian rival barber; a charlatan with a secret past. 

Male, 30-45 yrs old 
Range: B2 – C5  Tenor
Ensemble – Townspeople; Policemen; Lunatics. A Great Chorus is needed to fill the room with the harmonies and complex musicality of Stephen Sondheim


***Actor Housing available upon request.***

Brian Lawson Director


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