Sweeney Todd Auditions

When:  Wednesday May 29th 6-9pm & Thursday May 30th 6-9pm

Where: Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221.

Auditions are open to all ages.

Initial Auditions: May 29th & 30th- 6pm to 9pm

Callback: May 31st- 6pm to 9pm

Final Callback: June 1st- 1pm to 4pm- Decisions will be made before the end of the day.

Full Cast Read through: June 2nd- 1pm to 5pm

For your first audition, prepare a song of any genre that is comfortable in your voice and that you love to sing. Bring your own backing tracks. Come in ready to play around. Enjoy yourself. You don’t need to be perfect or memorize anything. – Eric Millegan, Director

Those auditioning, please sign up for a 10 minute slot (link below). 

Following the vocal auditions, selected auditioners will return for callbacks.

Take a look at the songs below and the scene that you may be asked to do for a callback. 

The following songs have been selected for callbacks:

Click on any song to listen to it.

All Men: “PROLOGUE: The Ballad of Sweeney Todd”- measures 1 through 25. SCORE HERE

All Women: “PROLOGUE: The Ballad of Sweeney Todd”- measures 102 through 113. SCORE HERE

Sweeney Todd: “My Friends”- measures 3 through 36 (enter on the 8th measure of the introduction on the track). SCORE HERE

Anthony: “Johanna: Part 2”- measures 1 through 39. SCORE HERE

Judge: “Pretty Women 1”- measures 4 through 16. SCORE HERE

Beadle: “Ladies in Their Sensitivities”- measures 22 through 37. SCORE HERE

Pirelli: “The Contest Part 1”- measures 69 through 75. SCORE HERE

Toby: “Not While I’m Around– measures 3 through 36. SCORE HERE

Mrs Lovett: “Worst Pies in London”- measures 1 through 37. SCORE HERE

Johanna: “Green Finch”- measures 1 through 36. SCORE HERE

Beggar Woman: “Ah Miss”- measures 41 through 63 including dialogue. SCORE HERE


Click Here to View scene: 

Scene 4: “Poor Thing” starting with “So it is you- Benjamin Barker” through to the beginning of “My Friends”

 Sweeney Todd performs at ACT from Oct 3rd to Oct 27, 2024


The witty and Tony Award-winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the backdrop of 19th century London.An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up… and the carnage has only just begun!

Character Descriptions

Sweeney Todd

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.

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 50

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


A spritely girl, full of innocence, constantly yearning for freedom. Todd’s long-lost daughter and Turpin’s ward.

Gender: Female

Age: 18 to 21

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 18

Vocal range top: Ab4

Vocal range bottom: Bb2

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: 40 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 50

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Adolfo Pirelli

A flamboyant Italian rival barber; a charlatan with a secret past.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 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