Fall 2014 Musical:
Penn Singers is proud to present its fall production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Sweeney Todd is a 1979 musical thriller with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. The musical is based on the 1973 play Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Christopher Bond. Set in 19th century England, the musical tells the story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a. Sweeney Todd, who returns to London after 15 years’ transportation on trumped-up charges. When he finds out that his wife poisoned herself after being raped by the judge who transported him, he vows revenge on the judge and, later, other people too. He teams up with a piemaker, Mrs. Lovett, and opens a barbershop in which he slits the throats of customers and has them baked into pies.
Open Auditions and Tech Interviews:
August 31st, 3-6pm in Platt 179
September 1st, 3-6pm in Platt 179
For Performing Member Auditions:
Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theater or classical song. Also bring sheet music for your selection – an accompanist will be provided.
For Tech Member Interviews:
Interviews will be held in the Platt Lobby. Please stop by any time during the slots listed above if you’re interested in tech!
We offer company membership after the auditions and interviews noted above. If admitted to the performing company, you may audition with the rest of the company for featured/supporting/lead roles in Sweeney.
Penn Singers is a fun, talented family of friends and we hope that you’ll consider joining our company this fall!
If you have any questions about the company or auditions, please email us at pennsingerspublicity@gmail
Hope to see you there!