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YAS Presents

The Actors Stage


Summer 2024

The Actors Stage is a community theater wing of Young Actors Stage. This is an adult production that may incorporate a small number of children.  All ages, ethnicities, and types welcome to audition.

Auditions: March 16 (by appointment)

Rehearsals : June 29-July 18

Performances: July 19-21

Cast by audition.  No registration fee.

About the Show

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by​ Hugh Wheeler
Based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond

​Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony's, (including Best Musical), for its Broadway premiere. Stephen Sondheim's and Hugh Wheeler's tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world.

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. 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!


Sondheim's musical, consistently considered one of the greatest ever written, is classified as a thriller, and audience members can expect a wickedly dark story, a slew of dark characters (ranging from hilarious and lovable to dreadful), some of the most beautiful, eerie music ever written, and great storytelling with the powerful, human themes of new love, love lost, grief, hope, and revenge.

A note about content:  This show contains extreme violence, disturbing dark themes, and adult situations. Parental discretion is advised. 

Sweeney Todd Character Breakdown (Click here)

Directed by Liorah Singerman


General Auditions

Saturday, March 16 (by appointment)

Location: YAS Studio (3747 W. Pacific Ave, 95820)

Auditions forms must be received by March 13.

Local Auditions: Audition information and appointment times will be emailed once we receive your audition form. 

Out of Town: If you are not able to attend the audition in person, you will be able to submit a video.  Self-tape instructions will be emailed once we receive your audition form.

For an audition appointment, please click the link below:

Audition Form

*Cast members will be required to provide their own costumes.


Dates: June 29-July 18 (no rehearsal July 4-7)

For a tentative general schedule (Click here).


Week 1: YAS Studio (3747 W. Pacific Ave, 95820)

Week 2 & 3: 24th Street Theater (2791 24th Street, 95818)

Rehearsal schedules will vary depending on what is being rehearsed. Cast members may not be scheduled for every rehearsal or the entire rehearsal session. You will receive a detailed schedule prior to the start of rehearsals.

Conflicts: Include any conflicts you have on your audition form in advance. All tech week rehearsals and performances are mandatory.


Dates: July 19-21 

  • Friday, July 19 (7pm)

  • Saturday, July 20 (1pm & 7pm)

  • Sunday, July 21 (1pm)

Location: 24th Street Theater (Sierra 2)

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