The Senior Show


This session is for advanced musical theater performers, primarily college and high school students. All ages are eligible to audition. Rehearsals will take place at YAS Studio and Sierra 2.

Not all who audition will be cast in this production.

June 29 - July 26, 2020

About the Show

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


Evil Judge Turpin lusts for the beautiful wife of a London barber and transports him to Australia for a crime he did not commit. Returning after 15 years and calling himself Sweeney Todd, the now-mad man vows revenge, applying his razor to unlucky customers and shuttling the bodies down to Mrs. Lovett, who uses them in her meat-pie shop. Though many fall to his blade, he will not be satisfied until he slits Turpin's throat.

Featuring some of the most chilling music ever written for the stage, this masterpiece is sure both to thrill and delight you.  


General Auditions

Saturday, April 4 (by appointment)

Location: YAS Studio 

*Video auditions will be accepted from out of town auditioners.

Sing one song in the style of the show (Sondheim recommended).  Bring a second contrasting song in case we need to hear more.  Bring your instrumental music (no voice) on a digital device (iPhone).  Have the music downloaded onto your device.  No wifi will be available.

Saturday, April 18 

Location: YAS Studio

The callback list and schedule will be emailed after the general auditions. Those called back will be asked to read sides from the script, and sing for specific roles.


The cast list will be announced soon after callbacks. Not everyone who auditions will be cast.  This session is geared toward high school, college students, and adults.  All ages are eligible to audition.  The role of Tobias may be played by a younger actor.


Week 1 (June 29-July 3)

Monday - Friday (10am-9pm)

Location: YAS Studio

Cast members will be scheduled throughout the day according to what is being rehearsed.  

Week 2 (July 6-10)

Monday - Friday (10am-9pm)

Location: 24th Street Theater


Cast members will be scheduled throughout the day according to what is being rehearsed.  

Week 3 (July 13-17)

Monday-Friday (4pm-10pm)

Location: 24th Street Theater

Tech Week and dress rehearsals at the theater.  Tech week and performances are mandatory. There can be no absences.

Additional Rehearsals

Additional weekend rehearsals will be scheduled as needed.  We do not expect to call weekend rehearsals at this time.  There will be no rehearsal scheduled for July 4 - 5. Possible sing-through June 26. (Load in to the theater is July 5.)


Attendance is very important. Due to limited rehearsal time we will not be able to go back and re-teach or re-stage scenes for cast members who are absent.  You may not miss more than 2 rehearsals.  If a cast member misses a rehearsal, they may not be placed in that particular number. Include any conflicts you have on your registration form in advance.  Tech week and performances are mandatory. There can be no absences.  Missing a mandatory rehearsal may result in being removed from the show.


Friday - Sunday

July: 17 - 19 & 24 - 26

Location: 24th Street Theater (Sierra 2)

We will know specific performance times after casting.

Registration & Tuition

Tuition: $465 (due after casting)


Your online Audition Registration Form must be completed to received your audition appointment.



Your tuition payment will be due after casting.  You will have 3 days after the cast list is posted to accept your role and submit tuition.

Scholarship Application (forms due April 4)

For those in need of financial aid, please submit your Scholarship Application prior to the general audition on April 4. Forms submitted after April 4 will not be considered. Scholarship form: click here

Beauty and the Beast Cast Members

Cast members will be able to participate in both Sweeney Todd and Beauty and the Beast Jr. Those enrolling in both productions will receive a $100 discount on their Sweeney Todd Registration Fee.  To receive this discount, register as usual for Beauty and the Beast.  The discount will be available with your Sweeney Todd tuition payment.

For those who would like to register for Beauty and the Beast only if they are not selected for Sweeney Todd, please register for Beauty and the Beast early (in case the session fills up).  Tuition payments will be transferrable.

Refund Policy 

Once you have accepted your role, no refund of tuition will be made.

Family Commitment 

The only way we are able to do a show like this is by help from family volunteers. We need 1 adult from each family to agree to help with a volunteer position.  Please click here for jobs and descriptions.  If you are unable to commit to a volunteer position, please include the $100 "opt out" fee with your tuition payment.

Additional Expenses 

Each cast member will be required to provide their own base costume, which generally includes a base leotard, tights, and dance shoes, or changing shorts, t-shirt, socks and dance shoes.

Important Information

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