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AUDITIONS

AUDITION LOCATION

YOU ARE WHO YOU EAT. 

AUDITION DATES

THURSDAY, MAY 16th from 7:00-9:00 PM 
FRIDAY, MAY 17th from 7:00-9:00 PM 

CALLBACK DATE (BY INVITATION ONLY) 
MONDAY, MAY 20th from 5:00-6:00 PM 
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Knox Presbyterian Church (Preston) 
132 Argyle St. North. Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

SHOW SYNOPSIS

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!
SWEENEY TODD will be presented as an interactive dinner theatre production in partnership with Gaslight Events and The Tap Room Cambridge. 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO AUDITION? 

SWEENEY TODD is open to young performers ages 14-30. 

Penny & Pound Theatre Productions is a safe an inclusive youth and young adult production company with a mission to offer the best in community arts and youth theatre education in the Waterloo Region and beyond. We encourage full participation from performers identifying as members of the IBPOC community and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, as well as performers with disAbilities, and those of all gender identities, social and economic backgrounds and beliefs. We are looking for enthusiastic performers with a keen knack for singing, acting, dancing or all three! No previous experience is necessary. All we ask is that all performers enjoy creative challenges, are hardworking and have a love of the theatrical arts! 

WHAT TO PREPARE

We ask that all auditionees prepare the following: 
- A Broadway-style song less than 2 minutes in length. 

IMPORTANT DATES

PERFORMANCE DATES: Monday, October 14th, 2024 at Tap Room Cambridge
NOTE: Additional performances may be added. 
REHEARSALS: Friday evenings from 6:00-10:00 PM and Sunday afternoons from 2:00-5:00 PM 
FIRST REHEARSAL: Friday, June 7th. 

WHAT TO EXPECT

At Penny & Pound, it is our goal to make all performers feel as comfortable and confident as possible during the audition process. Below is a detailed account of what your audition will look like. 
  • Please arrive at the audition venue 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled audition slot. You will be greeted by a volunteer who will ask that you fill out an audition form and/or a photo release form. They will be welcome to answer any questions you might have about the company or show process. If you are under 18 years of age, please ensure that a parent or guardian arrives with you to fill out the registration form.
  • When your audition time comes, you will be asked to enter the audition room where you will be greeted by THE CREATIVE TEAM. This team may consist of THE DIRECTOR, THE STAGE MANAGER, THE CHOREOGRAPHER and THE MUSICAL DIRECTOR. 
  • You will be asked to present your chosen song. In addition, you may be asked to complete a short movement routine provided by THE CHOREOGRAPHER. Do not worry if you aren’t a dancer! These routines are designed to test a performer’s comfort level when it comes to various types of choreography. 
  • After the audition, you will be welcome to ask THE CREATIVE TEAM any questions you might have about the company, show vision or process. 
  • In total, all auditions should take less than 10 MINUTES to complete.



     

SHOW FEE 

Those cast in SWEENEY TODD are asked to pay a show fee of $150
As a not-for-profit, education-based company, Penny & Pound Theatre Productions relies heavily on the support of grants and donors in order to operate. Show fees are used to cover the costs associated with producing a full-scale production, including (but not limited to): licensing rights, venue rental, sound and lighting rentals, costuming, marketing and set construction. Show fees DO NOT pay THE CREATIVE TEAM or STAFF.

THE CHARACTERS

* We are currently casting for the following roles in SWEENEY TODD.
Note: The roles of MRS LOVETT, JOHANNA and TOBIAS have been cast. 


SWEENEY TODD 
(Gender: Masculine; Range: Baritone (F2-Gflat4)

A wrongfully imprisoned barber seeking to right the wrongs committed against him. Our story’s tormented protagonist. 

ANTHONY HOPE 
(Gender: Masculine; Range: Tenor (Bflat2-F4)

A naive and youthful sailor with possessive tendencies. 

BEGGAR WOMAN
(Gender: Feminine; Range: Mezzo-Soprano (Aflat3-F5) 

A deranged woman who harbours a dark, surprising secret. 


JUDGE TURPIN
(Gender: Masculine; Range: Baritone/Bass (E2-Gflat3) 

A lecherous public official who portrays himself as a sanctimonious authoritarian. 

BEADLE BAMFORD
(Gender: Masculine; Range: Tenor (B2-C5)

A pompous public official who is deeply loyal to Turpin. 

ADOLPHO PIRELLI 
(Gender: Masculine; Range: Tenor Belt (B2-C5) 

A flamboyant Italian barber; a charlatan with a secret past. 

JONAS FOGG
(Gender: Masculine; Range: Non-Singing

The owner of Fogg’s Asylum. He sells the hair of madmen to wig makers. 


THE DEAD (8) 
(Gender: Any; Range: Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Baritone 

Eight ‘corpses’ who narrate the story. Must have a good sense of physicality. 



 

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