2 years ago

23 May, 2016

Macquarie University

Organised by:
Macquarie Musical Society (MacMS)

MacMS is proud to announce the Second Spot in their 2016 season will be Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, the macabre horror musical of revenge, obsession, corruption, deceit, murder, blood, and pies.

Written by Hugh Wheeler (book), and Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics), and based on Christopher Bond’s 1973 play of the same name, this Tony, Drama Desk and Olivier Award winning horror musical debuted in 1979 on Broadway and 1980 on the West End and has since spawned numerous revivals.
MacMS’ 2016 will present a ‘modernised’ retelling of the much loved musical masterpiece. We are giving Sweeney a makeover, from the vengeful Edwardian barber, to the angsty hipster man-stylist, depicting his thirst for revenge and how it manifests into a distaste for all of humankind.

Info Pack & Casting Brief Available Here:


Auditions will take place from 5.30PM - 9.30PM from Monday 23rd - Thursday 26th May at Macquarie University North Ryde Campus. Should callbacks be required, they will take place on the Friday 27th. All principle roles and ensemble will be auditioned for and will have set songs designated for auditions. There will be a short reading sent to all auditionees, regardless of whether you wish to audition for a role or not. Memorisation is not essential, but familiarity with the text will be to your advantage.

Please note, those wishing to audition for the role of Johanna will be required to attend a short dance call. This will take place on Tuesday 24th May between 5.30 - 6.30PM.


To book an audition please email send an email to sweeneytodd2016@macms.org including:

Your name
Contact number
Role(s) you wish to audition for
Performance CV
Headshot (can just be a selfie)
Short 100 word bio
Preferred audition date

You will receive a reply to confirm your audition time and venue with a form you will need to fill out and return via email before your audition. You will also be sent the relevant sheet music, backing track and reading for your audition preparation.

Friday August 5th, 2016
Saturday August 6th, 2016
Wednesday August 10th, 2016
Thursday August 11th, 2016
Friday August 12th, 2016
Saturday August 13th, 2016

Production Team :
Director: Aarin Starkey
Musical Director: Zac Threadgold
Producer: Mitchell Coombs
Vocal Director: Chloe Angel
Assistant Director: Elizabeth Dobb
Technical Director: Jack Goggin
Production Assistant: Alex Barnett

Sweeney Todd is presented with permission by Hal Leonard Australia.