Audition Only Shows

In addition to technique and production classes, HITS offer Audition Only Shows, the most notable of which is the annual HITS production at Miller Outdoor Theatre in the spring. Audition Only Shows are largely limited to MainStage and Rising Stars age levels, although younger students occasionally audition. It's important to note that these shows are cast by audition only and students can register for the show only if they are cast.

Throughout the process, all participants learn a great deal about what it takes to put on a full-scale show. Rehearsals and casting will be structured toward producing a stylish and professional performance for Houston audiences.

Fall 2017 – STUDENTS GRADES 10-12

sweeney todd

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!

Music and Lyrics by:STEPHEN SONDHEIM
From an Adaptation by: CHRISTOPHER BOND

Originally Directed On Broadway by HAROLD PRINCE Orchestrations by: Jonathan Tunick
Originally Produced on Broadway by Richard Barr,
Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richardsin Association with Dean and Judy Manos

Sweeney Todd is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by


Broadway Juniors will have an Audition only production in the spring of 2018. Auditions will be held in October of 2017. Please check back mid-September when we announce the name of the Production and how to sign –up for and audition.


Check back again soon for Miller production announcement and audition information.

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