Kelsay + Morales Company is currently accepting video submissions for SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, an Immersive Theatre Experience produced by New Generation Theatrical in Orlando, FL.
SEEKING: A diverse cast of Union and Non-Union, Musical Theatre Actor/Singers.
Actors local to Orlando Fl, and/or the Central Florida Area.
Video Submissions due by Sunday, May 8th by 5:00 PM EST.
SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
Producer: New Generation Theatrical
Music/Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Book: Hugh Wheeler
Director: Kenny Howard
Music Director: Tim Haines
Casting: Kelsay + Morales Company, Joshian Morales & Kayla Kelsay Morales
This infamous tale follows Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returning 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!
While we acknowledge that this show has been historically cast a certain way, we are committed to being as inclusive and diverse as possible, so we strongly encourage actors of all races, ethnicities, abilities, and gender identities to submit.
SWEENEY TODD/BENJAMIN BARKER, Male Identifying, Age 40-55
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. Bass-Baritone. THIS ROLE IS CAST, SEEKING UNDERSTUDY ONLY.
MRS. LOVETT, Female Identifying, Age 35-50
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. Mezzo-Soprano. THIS ROLE IS CAST, SEEKING UNDERSTUDY ONLY.
ANTHONY HOPE, Male Identifying, Age 20-30
A naive and youthful sailor returning to London. He helps Todd return to London and unexpectedly falls in love with Johanna. Baritenor.
JOHANNA BARKER, Female Identifying, Age 18-21
A spritely girl, full of innocence, constantly yearning for freedom. Todd's long-lost daughter and Turpin's ward. Soprano.
TOBIAS RAGG, Male Identifying, Age 12-18
A poor youngster apprenticed to Pirelli. He finds a surrogate family in Todd and Lovett. Tenor. (This role will be played by an adult.)
JUDGE TURPIN, Male Identifying, Age 50-65
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. Bass.
BEADLE BAMFORD, Male Identifying, Age 40-55
A pompous public official. He is deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin. Tenor or Mezzo-Soprano.
BEGGAR WOMAN, Female Identifying. Age 35-50
A deranged and schizophrenic woman who harbors a dark, surprising secret. Eventually identified as Benjamin Barker's wife, Lucy. Mezzo-Soprano.
ADOLFO PIRELLI, Male Identifying, Age 30-45
A flamboyant Italian rival barber; a charlatan with a secret past. Tenor.
JONAS FOGG, Male Identifying, Age 35-60
The owner of Fogg's Asylum. He sells the hair of madmen to wigmakers.
ENSEMBLE, Townspeople; Policemen; Lunatics. Performers must have excellent vocal skills. Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Bass.
AEA: OAT Contract
(Note: Actors will be hired as W-2 employees.)
Callbacks will be held on May 13th.
Rehearsals will begin June 6th.
Show will run July 7th- July 17th with a possible extension through Sunday, July 24th at The MEZZ in Downtown Orlando.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
We are seeking a company that is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and there will be weekly testing requirements for the cast, crew, and creative team.
Please submit a headshot and resume as well as a video (YouTube or Vimeo link) of 32-bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show, or a 32-bar cut from the show.
Actors may submit their video submissions by visiting clicking the button below. (Preferred method.) If unable to use the provided link, performers may submit by emailing the link to their submission video (YouTube or Vimeo link) and a PDF headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sunday, May 8th at 5:00pm EST