One of the darkest musicals ever written, Sweeney Todd: A Musical Thriller is the unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after fifteen years of exile to take revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life. When revenge eludes him, Sweeney swears vengeance on the entire human race, murdering as many people as he can, while his business associate Mrs. Lovett bakes the bodies into meat pies and sells them to the unsuspecting public. Perhaps composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s most perfect score, Sweeney Todd is lush, operatic, and full of soaring beauty, pitch-black comedy and stunning terror. It’s one of the signal achievements of the American musical theater of the last fifty years, and it’s the high water mark of Sondheim’s six remarkable collaborations with director Harold Prince.
Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make every young performer embrace his or her "inner elf" with plenty of large ensemble numbers featuring elves and (New Yorkers) of every type.
AUDITIONS - SEPTEMBER 9TH at Blossom Hill School 4440 Oakes Road room 9 Brecksville, Ohio
REHEARSALS - begin mid September Rehearsals: Will be held three to four times a week, a mixture of weeknights and weekends. The final schedule will be set once the cast is announced, but those planning to audition should be prepared to list ANY and ALL conflicts between September 9th and November 19th.
Absences during Tech week will not be permitted.
Age requirements: Those between the ages of 8 and 18 are encouraged to audition. If you are younger than 8 years old, permission to audition must be granted by the director.
Roles: All roles are open, and those auditioning may audition for any role.
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