Phoenix Stage Company holding auditions


PhoenixStageCoNAUGATUCK — The Phoenix Stage Company is holding auditions next week for its production of “Sweeney Todd.”

Auditions will be held at the theater, 686 Rubber Ave., Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. and Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. All roles open to audition. Auditioners are asked to sing something from the show for their audition piece. Early arrival is appreciated.

Callbacks will be held July 10 at 7 p.m. The production, which will be performed in September, is directed by Ed Bassett with music direction by Dan Porri. For additional information, call (203) 632-8546.

Cast Requirements:

ADOLFO PIRELLI: A flamboyant Italian rival barber; a charlatan with a secret past. Male, 30-45 yrs old Range: B2 – C5

ANTHONY HOPE: A naive and youthful sailor returning to London. He helps Todd return to London and unexpectedly falls in love with Johanna. Male, 20-30 yrs old Range: Bb2 – F4

BEGGAR WOMAN: A deranged and schizophrenic woman who harbors a dark, surprising secret. Female, 35-50 yrs old Range: Ab3 – F5

JOHANNA:  A spritely girl, full of innocence, constantly yearning for freedom. Todd’s long-lost daughter and Turpin’s ward. Female, 18-21 yrs old Range: Bb3 – A5

JONAS FOGG:  The owner of Fogg’s Asylum. He sells the hair of madmen to wigmakers. Male, 35-60 yrs old Speaking 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. Male, 50-65 yrs old Range: E2 – Gb4

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. Female, 35-50 Range: G3 – E5

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. Male, 40-55 yrs old Range: F2 – Gb4

THE BEADLE:  A pompous public official. He is deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin. Male, 40-55 yrs old Range: D3 – D5

TOBIAS RAGG:  A poor youngster apprenticed to Pirelli. He finds a surrogate family in Todd and Lovett. Male, 12-18 yrs old Range: Bb2 – Ab4