sweeney todd: July 2020
Penny & Pound is pleased to be presenting Sondheim's dark, witty and Tony-award winning tale of love and revenge!
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!
dates & Location
MONDAY, MARCH 9th, 2020 and TUESDAY, MARCH 10th, 2020
from 7:00-9:00 pm
at St. Luke's Anglican Church (1485 Mary Ave. Cambridge, ON)
Video auditions will be accepted until 12:00 am on
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11th, 2020. More details below.
Callbacks will be held on MONDAY, MARCH 16th beginning at 7:00 pm at St. Luke's Anglican Church.
Callbacks will be by invitation only.
We are looking for talented singers/actors, ages 14-24!
Here at Penny & Pound, we pride ourselves on being a safe space for young actors. Everyone is encouraged to audition, regardless of experience, race or gender identity.
Each auditionee will be given a 5-10 minute slot. Please prepare musical theatre song that showcases your vocal ability. This is your time to shine!
Songs may be performed a capella or with a backing track. If you are performing with a backing track, a speaker will be provided for your device. Be sure to download the backing track on to your device as there is no Wi-Fi at the audition location.
You may also be asked to perform a cold reading from the script.
If cast in this production, there will be a participation fee of $450.
This fee covers the cost of producing the show including licensing, venue rental, costumes, props, sets, marketing, etc. It DOES NOT pay our directors and staff.
There will be an additional $25 script rental fee. This fee will be refunded at the end of the process when the actor's script is returned, undamaged.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHEN DOES THE SHOW RUN?
Sweeney Todd will run July 9th-12th (five performances) at
The Cambridge Arts Theatre.
WHEN IS TECH WEEK?
Tech week begins on MONDAY, JULY 6th. Actors will be required at ALL of the tech week rehearsals/performances.
DO I NEED PREVIOUS THEATRE EXPERIENCE TO AUDITION?
No! We accept actors of all experience levels.
WHAT WILL I LEARN FROM BEING A PART OF THIS SHOW?
Over the 12-week rehearsal period, actors will be exposed to the process of putting together a full-scale, professional quality production. Their skills, including vocal technique, character building, movement and choreography will be honed and refined by a group of industry professionals.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE AUDITION?
Please bring a recent headshot and resume (if you have them!)
Don't forget to book your audition slot. Forms will be available starting on February 1st.
Please arrive to your audition 10-15 minutes early to fill out the necessary paperwork. If you are under 18, bring along your parent/guardian.
Characters & requirements
SWEENEY TODD: M. RANGE: F2-Gb4, Bass-Baritone
MRS. LOVETT: F. RANGE: G3- E5, Alto
ANTHONY HOPE: M. RANGE: Bb2- F4, Tenor
JOHANNA: F. RANGE: Bb3- A5, Lyrical Soprano
TOBIAS RAGG: M. RANGE: Bb2- Ab4, Tenor
BEGGAR WOMAN: F. RANGE: Ab3- F5, Mezzo-Soprano
JUDGE TURPIN: M. RANGE: E2- Gb4, Baritone
THE BEADLE: M. RANGE: D3- D5, Tenor
ADOLFO PIRELLI: M. RANGE: B2- C5, Comic Tenor
JONAS FOGG: M. (may also perform as a storyteller)
STORYTELLERS: M & F. Ranges vary.
Storytellers will each play multiple roles.