Auditions announced for Center Theatre Players production of 'Sweeney Todd'

Auditions for all principal and ensemble roles in the Center Theatre Players summer production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the Penn State Beaver Student Union Building auditorium.

Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical will be directed by Sandy Reigel and presented July 24, 25 and 26 as part of the Beaver campus Brodhead Cultural Center’s 38th season of summer programming. Those auditioning should prepare one Broadway-style song. Songs by Sondheim and from the show are acceptable. All selections must be memorized. Anyone auditioning for a principal role should also prepare a one-minute monologue of any kind. Recorded accompaniment is preferred.

For a description of all principal and ensemble roles and the rehearsal schedule, visit www.beaver.psu.edu and click on the audition link. Set in 19th century London, “Sweeney Todd” is often regarded as Sondheim’s most beautiful, groundbreaking and ingeniously crafted score. The grim but darkly funny story follows Todd, a barber who returns to London after 15 years of false imprisonment and the loss of his family. He quickly sets out on a savage, bloody quest to wreak the ultimate vengeance upon those responsible for his losses.

To schedule an audition time, contact the Brodhead Cultural Center Office at rxm70@psu.edu or 724-773-3610.

Last Updated April 07, 2014