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AUDITION for URINETOWN

The Footlighters, Inc. announces auditions for Urinetown

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Music and Lyrics by Mark Hollmann
Book and Lyrics by Greg Kotis

Directed by Bunny Arszman
Vocal and Music Direction by Alan Masters
Choreography by JV Katz
Produced by Mary Stone

Auditions:

Sunday, December 3rd 5:30-8:30pm

Monday, December 4th 7-9pm

Callbacks:

Wednesday, December 6th 7pm-9pm

Location:

The Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York Street, Newport KY 41011

Please prepare 16 bars of a song that demonstrates your best vocal ability, preferably musical theatre, not from Urinetown. Monologues are not necessary. Acting ability will be judged by the “selling” of your song. Please come dressed and prepared for an energetic dance audition.

Callbacks will include singing songs from the show and performing cold readings from the script.

Performance dates: May 3-18, 2018

Synopsis:

A hilarious satire that earned 3 Tony Awards, Urinetown is a story set In a Gotham-like city, where a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs.

Cast Size: Ensemble Cast of 8-10 Men/5-6 Women + Possible small Ensemble

Dance Requirements: Strong sense of rhythm, musical theatre movement & lots of energy

Character Breakdown:

Officer Lockstock

The tongue-in-cheek narrator of our story, he is a corrupt policeman who secretly kills off the guilty offenders. Bold, brash, and larger than life in many ways.

Gender: male

Age: 35 to 60

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Penelope Pennywise

The tough, jaded warden of the poorest, filthiest town urinal. She is Cladwell's one-time lover and mother to Hope who eventually softens her temper.

Gender: female

Age: 35 to 55

Vocal range top: C6

Vocal range bottom: A3

Bobby Strong

The dashing, rebellious everyman who works for Miss Pennywise at the poorest, filthiest town urinal. He becomes an unsuspecting protagonist and romantic hero when he starts a revolution and falls in love with Hope Cladwell.

Gender: male

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: A2

Little Sally

A precocious and irreverent street urchin. She serves as a quasi-narrator who often questions Lockstock and the play's logic.

Gender: female

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Dr. Billeaux

Head of Research and Development at UGC. Optional Doubling as TINY TOM.

Gender: male

Age: 25 to 50

Vocal range top: A3

Vocal range bottom: E3

Mr. Mcqueen

Cladwell's sycophantic lackey. A servile assistant.

Gender: male

Age: 30 to 45

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: B2

Senator Fipp

A greedy politician in Cladwell's pocket. A bumbling coward.

Gender: male

Age: 40 to 55

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: C#3

Officer Barrel

Lockstock's patrol partner. A thuggish and aggressive policeman.

Gender: male

Age: 25 to 50

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: G2

Hope Cladwell

Cladwell's ravishingly beautiful daughter, torn between her father and her new love for Bobby. She begins as an innocent, naive angel but becomes vengeful and determined after being exposed to her father's evil.

Gender: female

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Joseph "old Man" Strong

Bobby's rebellious father. His refusal to pay the fee sends him to Urinetown, ultimately launching the revolution. Optional Doubling as HOT BLADES HARRY.

Gender: male

Age: 40 to 65

Tiny Tom

One of the Poor, he is an idiotic man-child. Optional Doubling as DR. BILLEAUX.

Gender: male

Age: 25 to 50

Vocal range top: A3

Vocal range bottom: D3

Soupy Sue

One of the Poor, she is excitable and easily panicked. Optional Doubling as CALDWELL'S SECRETARY.

Gender: female

Age: 25 to 40

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Little Becky Two-shoes

One of the Poor. She is foul-mouthed, impulsive, and accusatory. Optional Doubling as MRS. MILLENIUM.

Gender: female

Age: 20 to 40

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Caldwell B. Cladwell

The evil president and owner of the Urine Good Company. He is a miserly money-grubber who gleefully exploits the poor.

Gender: male

Age: 50 to 65

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Josephine "Ma" Strong

Bobby's mother and Joseph's wife. A strong-willed woman with a bite, able to withstand the hard hand life has dealt her. Optional Doubling as OLD WOMAN.

Gender: female

Age: 55 to 65

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Hot Blades Harry

One of the Poor, he is a psychopathic and can become a violent loose cannon. Optional Doubling as JOSEPH "OLD MAN" STRONG.

Gender: male

Age: 40 to 60

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: A2