Opera House Theatre Company announces auditions for the first show of our 30th Anniversary Season
Auditions for Sweeney Todd are SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2014, at 2:00 pm.
Roles are available for women and men in a wide range of ages; there are no roles for children.
Everyone should bring a prepared song and sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. The role of “Sweeney Todd”… has already been cast.
Widely acknowledged as Sondheim’s masterpiece, this macabre musical thriller is set in the dark, feral streets of 19th century London. The story begins with Benjamin Barker’s return home after 15 years of unjust imprisonment in a penal colony. Filled with loathing for the lecherous judge who destroyed his life, he joins up with Mrs. Lovett, the proprietress of a failing pie shop, changes his name, and begins to exact his razor-sharp revenge. Combining comic turns and chilling drama, an inventive score and hauntingly romantic songs, Sweeney Todd offers a fascinating portrait of a man driven to madness by injustice. Don’t miss this tasty, thrilling theatrical treat that has simultaneously shocked, awed, and delighted audiences across the world.
Auditions will be held at the Lucile Shuffler Center, 2011 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC.
Rehearsals will begin in mid-January 2015.
For more information, contact the Opera House Office – (910) 762-4234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, February 25 – Sunday, March 1, and Friday, March 6 – Sunday, March 8
Sweeney Todd Book by Hugh Wheeler Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond
Director/Choreographer - Ray Kennedy
Assistant Director and Choreographer – Jason Aycock
Music Director – Lorene Walsh