Auditions: May 14th & 15th from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Olivet Christian Church. (1991 S Olivet Rd, Columbia, MO 65201). Call Backs (if needed): May 16th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

For the audition, please prepare a song to sing that is 1 to 2 minutes in length. An accompanist and CD player/speakers will be provided. Auditions will also consist of cold readings from the script.

Contact: Director Chris Lynn — clynn@middlegrove.k12.mo.us — 573-489-0751

Character Descriptions: Please note the age ranges below are only guidelines.  We may cast people for roles that fall out of the age range for each character.

Sweeney Todd:  A wrongfully imprisoned barber seeking to right the wrongs committed against him. He is Johanna’s father, singularly focussed on taking bloody revenge. Our story’s tormented protagonist.Gender: Male Age: 40 to 55; Vocal range top: Gb4; Vocal range bottom: F2

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. Gender: Female; Age: 35 to 55; Vocal range top: E5; Vocal range bottom: G3

Anthony Hope: A naive and youthful sailor returning to London. He helps Todd return to London and unexpectedly falls in love with Johanna. Gender: Male Age: 20 to 30; Vocal range top: F4; Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Johanna: A spritely girl, full of innocence, constantly yearning for freedom. Todd’s long-lost daughter and Turpin’s ward. Gender: Female; Age: 18 to 30; Vocal range top: A5; Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Tobias Ragg: A poor youngster apprenticed to Pirelli. He finds a surrogate family in Todd and Lovett. Gender: Male; Age: 12 to 30; Vocal range top: Ab4; Vocal range bottom: Bb2.  *Note:  This character can be played by a young looking teenager (child) or an older 20s something as an intellectually challenged young adult.  We will consider both options when casting for this role.

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. Gender: Male; Age: 50 to 65; Vocal range top: Gb4; Vocal range bottom: E2

The Beadle: A pompous public official. He is deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin. Gender: Male; Age: 30 to 55; Vocal range top: D5; Vocal range bottom: D3

Beggar Woman: A deranged and schizophrenic woman who harbors a dark, surprising secret. Gender: Female; Age: 35 to 55; Vocal range top: F5; Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Adolfo Pirelli: A flamboyant Italian rival barber; a charlatan with a secret past. Gender: Male; Age: 25 to 45; Vocal range top: C5; Vocal range bottom: B2

Jonas Fogg: The owner of Fogg’s Asylum. He sells the hair of madmen to wigmakers. Gender: Male; Age: 35 to 60

Ensemble Townspeople; Policemen; Lunatics Gender: Male or Female; Age: All ages

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