Sweeney Todd School Edition

Sweeney Todd School Edition
Attend the dark, witty and Tony Award-winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the backdrop of 19th century London.

Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony's (including Best Musical), for its Broadway premiere and has now been adapted for high school performers in Sweeney Todd School Edition. Stephen Sondheim's and Hugh Wheeler's (A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures) 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 19th 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!

This special School Edition has been masterfully adapted, working directly with Mr. Sondheim, to retain the dark wit and grand scope of the original work, with a few lyric and key changes to facilitate high school productions. At the show's core is a challenging score of epic proportion with two tasty tour de force roles in Sweeney and his comic female accomplice Mrs. Lovett. Sweeney Todd School Edition is sure to be the highlight of any high school's season.

Concert Selections for Sweeney Todd

Concert Selections are original Broadway orchestrations and exciting new symphonic arrangements of select songs for use in concert performances. Concert Selections are the perfect way to give audiences a taste of the musical theatre experience without the sets, props and costumes.

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  • AH, MISS
    From
    SWEENEY TODD
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    Eb
    Estimated duration
    3 min 20 sec
    Music by
    STEPHEN SONDHEIM
    Lyrics by
    STEPHEN SONDHEIM
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    5 Bass, 6 Celli, 1 Organ, 1 Harp, 1 Horn, 4 Piano Conductor Scores, 3 Percussion, 1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 1 Reed 4, 1 Reed 5, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 2 Trumpets, 7 Viola, 17 Violin
  • BALLAD OF SWEENEY TODD
    From
    SWEENEY TODD
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    CHORUS, (FEATURED SOLOS)
    Starting Key
    F#m
    Estimated duration
    5 min 31 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    2 Piccolo, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Bassoon, 1 Horn 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion, 1 Harp, 1 Organ, 2 Piano Conductor, 25 Chorus books
  • BY THE SEA
    From
    SWEENEY TODD
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Lyrics by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Orchestrated by
    Jonathan Tunick
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute, 1 English Horn, 2 Clarinets, 1 Bassoon, 1 Horn, 2 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, (3) Percussion, 1 Harp, 1 Organ, (16) Violins, (7) Viola, (6) Cello, (5) Bass, 2 Piano-Conductor Scores, 1 Full Score
  • EPIPHANY
    From
    SWEENEY TODD
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE, 1 FEMALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    Bb
    Estimated duration
    4 min 5 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 1 Reed 4, 1 Reed 5, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Harp, 3 Percussion(Timp., Bass Drum, Xylo., Snare Drum, Cymbal), 1 Organ, 2 Piano/Conductor, 2 Chorus books
  • GOD, THAT'S GOOD!
    From
    SWEENEY TODD
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Lyrics by
    Stephen Sondheim
    Orchestrated by
    Jonathan Tunick
  • GREEN FINCH AND LINNET BIRD
    From
    SWEENEY TODD
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    F
    Estimated duration
    3 min 49 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute 1(piccolo), 1 Flute 2, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 1 Horn, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Harp, 1 Organ, 2 Piano/Conductor
  • JOHANNA
    From
    SWEENEY TODD
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
  • JOHANNA
    From
    SWEENEY TODD
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    F
    Estimated duration
    4 min
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Bassoon, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Harp, 3 Percussion(Timp, Bells, Hand cymb), 1 Organ, 2 Piano Conductor
  • JOHANNA (FOR STRING ORCHESTRA)
    From
    SWEENEY TODD
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    CONCERT/SYMPHONIC ARRANGEMENT (INSTRUMENTAL)
    Starting Key
    E
    Estimated duration
    3 min 20 sec
    Music by
    STEPHEN SONDHEIM
    Arranged by
    PAUL MCKIBBINS
    Instrumentation
    9 Violin 1, 8 Violin 2, 7 Viola 1 2 &3, 2 Cello 1, 2 Cello 2, 2 Cello 3, 5 Bass, 1 Full Score
  • KISS ME (PART 1&2) / LADIES IN THEIR SENSITIVITIES
    From
    SWEENEY TODD
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE, 1 FEMALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    E
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    5 bass, 6 cello, 1 harp, 1 horn, 1 organ, 5 Piano Conductor Scores, 3 percussion, 7 viola, 17 Violins, 3 Trombones, 2 Trumpets, 1 reed 1, 1 reed 2,1 reed 3,1 reed 4, 1 reed 5
  • LITTLE PRIEST, A
    From
    SWEENEY TODD
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE, 1 FEMALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    B
    Estimated duration
    11 min 55 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute 1, 1 Flute 2(Piccolo), 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarient 2, 1 Bassoon, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Harp, 1 Organ, 2 Piano Conductor, 3 Percussion 1&2 (Bells, Timp, Drum set,Triangle), 2 Chorus books
  • MY FRIENDS
    From
    SWEENEY TODD
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    2 MALE VOICE, 1 FEMALE VOICE, CHORUS
    Starting Key
    Ab
    Estimated duration
    6 min 46 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute, 1 Flute 1&2, 2 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2(clarinet), 2 Reed 3(bass clarinet), 2 Reed 4(english horn), 2 Reed 5(clarinet, bassoon), 1 Horn, 1 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 3, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion, 1 Harp, 1 Celesta, 2 Piano Conductor, 25 Chorus books
  • NO PLACE LIKE LONDON
    From
    SWEENEY TODD
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    2 MALE VOICES
    Starting Key
    Db
    Estimated duration
    10 min
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    5 Bass, 6 Celli, 1 Organ, 1 Harp, 1 Horn, 6 Piano Conductor Scores, 3 Percussion, 1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 1 Reed 4, 1 Reed 5, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 2 Trumpets, 7 Viola, 17 Violin
  • NOT WHILE I'M AROUND
    From
    SWEENEY TODD
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE, 1 MALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    Ab
    Estimated duration
    5 min 55 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Bass Clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion 1&2, 1 Harp, 2 Piano Conductor, 2 Chorus books
  • PRETTY WOMEN (PART 1&2)
    From
    SWEENEY TODD
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    3 MALE VOICES
    Starting Key
    F
    Estimated duration
    4 min
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1, 2 Reed 2,(Flute), 1 Reed 3(Clarinet), 1 Reed 4(Oboe), 1 Reed 5(Bassoon), 1 Horn, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 3 Percussion 1&2, 1 Harp, 1 Celesta, 2 Piano Conductor, 3 Chorus books
  • SWEENEY TODD SUITE
    From
    SWEENEY TODD
    First Performance Fee:
    $300
    Each Additional Performance:
    $150
    Type
    SYMPHONIC SUITE
    Starting Key
    F#m
    Estimated duration
    23 min 20 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Arranged by
    SEBESKY, DON
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute 1(Double piccolo, Alto flute), 1 Flute 2(Double piccolo, Alto flute), 1 Flute 3(Double piccolo), 1 Oboe 1, 1 Oboe 2, 1 English horn, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Bass clarinet, 1 Bassoon 1, 1 Bassoon 2(Double contra), 1 Trumpet 1, 1 Trumpet 2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Horn 1, 1 Horn 2, 1 Horn 3, 1 Horn 4, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 1 Tuba, 9 Violin 1, 8 Violin 2, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 C.bass, 1 Harp, 1 Percussion(Factory whistle, Hand held cymbs, Xylo, Vibes, Finger cymb, Small shaker, Mounted cymb, Snare, Medium ging, Bark tree, Mark tree), 1 Percussion 2(Triangle,Finger cymb, Crotales, Medium gong, Snare, Small guiro, Tympani, Finger cymb, Tamborine, Mounted cymb, Bell tree, Bass drum), 1 Percussion 3(Glock, Bass drum, Mounted cymb, Chimes, Crotales, Xylo. Vibes, Hand cymb, Triangle), 1 Percussion 4(Sus cymb, Stand glock, Stand triangle, Stand bass, Stand wood blocks, Snare stand), 1 Full score, 2 Conductor, 1 Piano(Double celesta, Keyed glock)
  • TRANSITION INTO WORST PIES
    From
    SWEENEY TODD
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
    0 sec
  • WAIT
    From
    SWEENEY TODD
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    2 FEMALE VOICES
    Starting Key
    Ab
    Estimated duration
    5 min 6 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STPEHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute, 1 English horn(Oboe), 1 Clarinet, 1 Bass Clarinet, 1 Reed 5, 2 Horn, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Percussion, 1 Harp, 2 Piano Conductor, 1 Organ(Celesta), 2 Chorus books
  • WORST PIES IN LONDON
    From
    SWEENEY TODD
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    A
    Estimated duration
    3 min 45 sec
    Music by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Lyrics by
    SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute 1, 1 Flute 2, 1 Clarinet, 1 Oboe, 1 Bassoon, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone 1, 1 Trombone 2, 1 Trombone 3, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Harp, 3 Percussion(Timp, Xylo), 1 Organ, 2 Piano Conductor
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October 06, 2016

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where do we get audition sides for sweeney todd school edition
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what do i use for audition sides.
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April 12, 2009

Related shows or resources: Sweeney Todd School Edition
Is Sweeney Todd: School Edition doable in a high school setting? I've heard a lot of debate on this topic. What do you think? I'd love to do Sweeney Todd as our 2010 musical!
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Sweeney Todd: School Edition