Sunday, January 1, 2017

LONJ TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR SONDHEIM MUSICAL: “SWEEN TODD”

AUDITION NOTICE:

Image may contain: night and textSWEENEY TODD
bY Stephen Sondheim

WHEN: Saturday, February 4th, 1-4 pm; Wednesday, February 8th, 7-10pm; Saturday, February 11th, 1-4pm for call backs
WHERE:
St. Mark’s Eiscopal Church, 140 S. Finley Ave., Basking Ridge

Auditions are open to REGISTERED actors only. Please email info@LONJ.org to register for one of the above dates, and include your headshot, resume and home town.

Director: Jeffrey Fiorello
Music Director: Stephen Fox
Choreographer: Samantha Hahn Simpson
Producer: William Corson

Performances will be July 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 2017 at SOPAC (South Orange)

Seeking auditions for:

  • Sweeney Todd, Bass-Baritone or Baritone.  (40-55)
    Top:                   Gb4
    Bottom:               F2
    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.
  • Mrs. Lovett, Contralto or Mezzo-soprano.  (35 – 50)
    Top:                    E5
    Bottom:               G3
    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.
  • Anthony Hope, Bari-Tenor / Tenor.  (20-30)
    Top:                     F4
    Bottom:              Bb2
    A naïve and youthful sailor returning to London.  He helps Todd return to London and unexpectedly falls in love with Johanna.
  • Johanna, Soprano.  (18 – 28)
    Top:                    A5
    Bottom:              Bb3
    A spritely girl, full of innocence, constantly yearning for freedom.  Todd’s long-lost daughter and Turpin’s ward.
  • Tobias Ragg, Tenor.  (15 – 25)
    Top:                     Ab4
    Bottom:               Bb2
    A poor youngster apprenticed to Pirelli.  He finds a surrogate family in Todd and Lovett.
  • Judge Turpin, Bass or Bass-Baritone.  (45 – 65)
    Top:                     Gb4
    Bottom:                E2
    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.
  • The Beadle, Tenor / Countertenor.  (35 – 55)
    Top:                     D5
    Bottom:               D3
    A pompous public official. He is deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin.
  • Beggar Woman, Mezzo-soprano (35 – 50)
    Top:                     F5
    Bottom:               Ab3
    A deranged and schizophrenic woman who harbors a dark, surprising secret.
  • Adolfo Pirelli, Tenor (30 – 45)
    Top:                    C5
    Bottom:               B2
    A flamboyant Italian rival barber; a charlatan with a secret past.
  • Jonas Fogg, Male (35-60)
    The owner of Fogg’s Asylum.  He sells the hair of madmen to wigmakers.
  • Ensemble cast:  Men and Women (S / A / T / B) to play Townspeople; Policemen; Lunatics; etc.  Strong Singers and Actors Needed.  Minimal Movement Required.