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This 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. 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! 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.

Music and lyrics by Steven Sondheim. Book by Hugh Wheeler.

June 21 – 30, 2024


Billy Seger (he/him) – Director/Choreographer/Co-Content Creator

Alayna DeVar  (she/her) – Vocal Director/Orchestra Conductor

Lisa Czarny-Hyrkas (she/her) – Producer

Derek Hyrkas  – Technical Director/Sound Designer

Jon Lee (they/them) – Stage Manager

Mark Audrain (he/him)Set Designer/Set Construction Foreman

Shannon Lee Day (she/her) – Costume Designer/Fight Coordinator/Co-Content Creator

Kristi Geggie (she/her) – Costume Builder

Justin Charles (he/they)Set Dresser/Props Designer

Jason Clark (he/him)Scenic Artist

Deb Holmen (she/her)Lighting Designer

Zahadita Kudrna (she/her) Wig & Hair Designer/Makeup Designer

Carly Cason (they/them)Intimacy Coordinator

Marisa Snook (she/they)Dialect Coach

Christy Sturm (she/her) Photographer


SWEENEY TODDNorgie Montes De Oca-Metzinger (he/him)

MRS. LOVETTSheri Warren (she/her)

BEGGAR WOMAN – Laura Lydia Paruzynski (she/her)

JUDGE TURPIN – Travis Greuel (he/him)

TOBIAS RAGBrody Tyner (he/him)

ANTHONY HOPEMatthew Angelaccio (he/him)

JOHANNAMary Kate Schoessling (she/her)

BEADLE BAMFORD – Alex Fayer (he/him)

ADOLFO PIRELLI/ENSEMBLE – Matthew Wrbanek (they/them)

JONAS FOGG/ENSEMBLEGary Mackowiak (he/him)

ENSEMBLEKelsey Bennett (she/her), Christy Johanson (she/her), Lydia Johanson (she/her),  Austin Krause (he/him), Jessica May (she/her), Evan Neilson (he/him), Reede Norlie (they/them), Kelsey Waughon (she/her)

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Audition Information

Billy Seger as Artistic Director/Choreographer and Alayna DeVar as Vocal Director will be holding open auditions for Theatre 121’s upcoming production of Sweeney Todd. 



Dates: Sunday, April 14th and Monday, April 15th; 6-10pm

Callbacks will be by invitation only on Tuesday, April 16th. 

Location: Woodstock Opera House Green Room (Enter through Dean St. entrance)


  • Please prepare 32 bars or 1 minute of a song in the style of the show that shows off vocal range and strong acting ability
    • You must provide sheet music in the appropriate key in a binder with cuts clearly marked
    • A piano player will be provided
  • Please provide a current headshot and updated resume
  • All auditionees must be 16+ years old, no exceptions
  • Optional – print and complete audition form ahead of time


April 21-June 9, 2024

Sundays (2:00pm-6:00pm); Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays (6:30pm-9:30pm)


June 10-13, 2024 (6:00pm-10:00pm)


June 17-20, 2024 (6:00pm-11:00pm)


June 21, 22, 27, 28, & 29, 2024 @ 7:30pm; June 22, 23, 29, & 30, 2024 @ 2:00pm (Note: June 27 is a Thursday performance)

*You must be available for all tech rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performances to be considered for casting.

If you have any questions, please contact the Producer, Lisa Czarny-Hyrkas

Characters: (all roles available)

***Please note: age ranges listed below are the approximate stage ages of the characters. All auditionees must be 16+ years old.***

  • SWEENEY TODD: (Male-Identified, 30-45, Baritone) A wrongly convicted master barber seeking to right the wrongs committed against him. He is Johanna’s father, singularly focused on taking bloody revenge. As our story’s tormented protagonist, he must have a commanding presence.

  • MRS. LOVETT: (Female-Identified, 35-50, Mezzo) An entrepreneurial and unscrupulous meat pie shop owner. She is in love with Todd and turns his desire for revenge into a profitable business venture for herself. Great comedic timing is necessary.

  • TOBIAS RAG: (Male-Identified, 12-18, Tenor) A poor youngster apprenticed to Pirelli. He finds a surrogate family in Todd and Lovett.

  • JUDGE TURPIN: (Male-Identified, 45-65, Bass/Baritone) 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.

  • BEGGAR WOMAN: (Female-Identified, 30-45, Soprano) A deranged and schizophrenic woman who harbors a dark, surprising secret.

  • ANTHONY HOPE: (Male-Identifed, 18-25, Bari-tenor) A naive and youthful sailor returning to London. He befriends Todd after rescuing him at sea and unexpectedly falls in love with Johanna.

  • JOHANNA: (Female-Identified, 16-21, Soprano) A spritely girl, full of innocence, constantly yearning for freedom. Todd’s long-lost daughter and Turpin’s ward.

  • THE BEADLE: (Male-Identified, 35-50, Countertenor) A pompous public official. He is deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin.

  • ADOLFO PIRELLI: (Male-Identified, 30-40, Countertenor) A flamboyant Italian rival barber; a charlatan with a secret past.

  • JONAS FOGG: (Male-Identified, 35-60) The owner of Fogg’s Asylum. He sells the hair of madpeople to wig makers.

  • ENSEMBLE: (All Gender Identities, All Voice Types) Seeking a multi-faceted, multi-talented ensemble to portray denizens of London, customers, policemen, lunatics, and much more. Some ensemble tracks may cover lead roles as understudies.


photography by Christy Sturm; graphic design by Billy Seger