Auditions

Auditions for our upcoming summer production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd are:

Saturday February 4th 1-4 pm
Wednesday February 8th 7-10pm
Saturday February 11th 1-4pm for call backs

Auditions are open to REGISTERED actors only. Please contact 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

Auditions will be held at
St Mark’s Episcopal Church
140 South Finley Avenue
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

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

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.