Guild Schedules Sweeney Todd Auditions – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Guild Schedules Sweeney Todd Auditions

Auditions for Steven Sondheim’s highly acclaimed musical will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, and at 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, May 23 and 24, at Trinity Church, 520 S. Main Street, Geneva.

Leading roles in the production are the vengeful barber Sweeney Todd; his love interest, Mrs. Lovett; a young sailor; and the young woman who falls in love with him. Supporting roles include a dishonest Italian barber, his simple minded assistant, a malicious judge, his beadle, and a stark raving mad beggar woman. A chorus of Londoners, customers, madhouse residents and policemen complete the cast. (Roles are available for those who are 15 and older.)

Sweeney Todd is directed by Steve Duprey, who directed award winning productions of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Man of La Mancha. He has been honored by the Theatre Association of New York State for his work as a director and scene designer.

Vocal Direction is by Troy Slocum, who was heralded by TANYS for outstanding work as vocal director for both Forum and La Mancha. Music Director and Orchestra Conductor Edward Marcus will make his debut with the Guild. He has a Masters of Music in Conducting from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. Pam Bryan is the choreographer and costumes will be by Carol Spangenberg.

People auditioning should bring a prepared song to sing and wear comfortable clothes for dancing.

The Guild is also looking for volunteers to assist with set construction and painting, props, costumes, and backstage crew.

Sweeney Todd will be presented at the Smith Opera House on July 15, 16 and 17. For more information, contact the show’s producer, Eleanor Stearns, at 789-8985 or visit the Guild’s Web site at