LCT Student Theatre holds auditions for Sweeney Todd
Landmark Community Theatre’s Student Drama program holds
auditions for SWEENEY TODD at the Thomaston Opera House.
Auditions: Sunday, May 21st 2017
Monday, May 22nd 2017
Callbacks: Thursday, May 24th 2017 at 7:00pm
Location: Arts Center Theatre
(located on Level 2)
Thomaston Opera House
158 Main Street, Thomaston, CT
LCT will be holding auditions for SWEENEY
TODD on May 21st & 22nd in the Arts Center Theatre
located on Level 2 of the Thomaston Opera House. Callbacks will be held on
Thursday, May 24th. Auditions will be on a first come, first served
basis. Dan Checovetes will direct the show, with music direction by Dan Porri. The
show dates are August 10th, 11th, & 12th,
for a total of 3 performances. Rehearsals will begin on June 5th and continue
to be held on Monday & Wednesday evenings at 6pm.
Auditioners must bring sheet music
with them and be prepared to sing 32 bars (about a minute) of a fully memorized
musical theater song showcasing the style and vocal range of the character for
which they are auditioning. Songs from SWEENEY TODD are allowed. Additional
vocalizing may also be a part of the audition to determine vocal range and
harmonizing skills. An accompanist will be provided; no recorded accompaniment
is permitted. Maximum age to audition is 21 years old.
Plot Summary: 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!
Todd: 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
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.
Hope: A naive and
youthful sailor returning to London. He helps Todd return to London and
unexpectedly falls in love with Johanna.
A spritely girl,
full of innocence, constantly yearning for freedom. Todd's long-lost daughter
and Turpin's ward.
Ragg: A poor youngster
apprenticed to Pirelli. He finds a surrogate family in Todd and Lovett.
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.
Beadle: A pompous public
official. He is deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin.
Woman: A deranged and
schizophrenic woman who harbors a dark, surprising secret.
- Adolfo Pirelli: A flamboyant Italian rival barber; a charlatan with a
Fogg: The owner of Fogg's
Asylum. He sells the hair of madmen to wigmakers.