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Ovation! Performing Arts Northwest

  • Ovation! Performing Arts Northwest
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Bainbridge Island, WA
  • Project Begins: Apr 11, 2017
  • Project Ends: Jul 30, 2017
  • Project Website

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  • Contact Person: Marijane Milton
  • Primary Phone: 206-963-0163
  • Secondary Phone: 206-963-0163
  • Email
  • Website
  • Mailing Address:

    600 Ericksen, Suite 103
    Bainbridge Island, WA 98110


    Prefered method of submission: Email

    Audition Location:
    600 Ericksen, Suite 103, Bainbridge Island, WA - about 7 minute walk from ferry terminal

Ovation! Performing Arts Northwest, formerly Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge, will present the Sondheim masterwork, SWEENEY TODD, July 14-30, 2017.


Other details:
The production team includes Ron Milton, director and Reece Sauve', music director. Performance dates are July 14-30, 2017 at the BHS Theatre on Bainbridge Island (no affiliation, we rent the stage). Rehearsals will begin April 11, 2017. As this music is complex and difficult the first four-five weeks of the rehearsal period will be devoted to the music exclusively. The show will be presented with orchestra.

f you are interested in learning more about the show we recommend the original Broadway cast recording as reference material. If you wish to view the show, we recommend the Concert Version recorded with Patti LuPone, George Hearn and Neil Patrick Harris. Please know that the Johnny Depp movie is not representative of the actual show and all the amazing chorus music was cut from that movie. We do not recommend viewing the movie in preparation for this audition.

To schedule an audition, email

To learn more about Ovation!, which was founded in 2003, visit Ovation!'s production of Sweeney Todd is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre Int'l.


Character Breakdown / Project Needs
All parts are open.

Sweeney Todd - Baritone
Mrs. Lovett - Mezzo
Anthony Hope - Tenor
Johanna - Soprano
Tobias Ragg - Tenor
Judge Turpin - Bass Baritone
The Beadle - Tenor
Beggar Woman - Mezzo
Adolfo Pirelli - Tenor

The production will have a large SATB ensemble. Several named parts will be cast from the ensemble.

Sweeney is a show written for adult voices and will be cast with that in mind. Auditioners must be at least 12 at the time of audition. As Ovation! has a legacy of working with highly talented youth performers, experienced auditioners under age 12 may audition with the director's permission. (To obtain permission, email

Audition/Interview Dates:
Sat March 11, 2017 10am-5pm

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Sunday March 12, 2017 1-5pm

Audition Requirements:
Prepare a song from musical theatre, opera or operetta (in English) and bring piano music in your key for the music director. 24 bars is ok. A monologue is not required. There will be cold reading at callbacks.

Sides/Script download:
sides for callbacks will be distributed at auditions

Monetary compensation:
We are a volunteer organization. Ferry reimbursement is available for some roles.

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