AUDITIONS: Urinetown The Musical
Actors are asked to prepare one musical selection of any style (pop, rock, rap, golden age…etc.) that you are impassioned by…something that highlights you. The song does not have to be from a musical. Please do not prepare any songs from Urinetown: The Musical. All other shows and styles are fair game! The selection may be no longer than one minute. Please bring printed and clearly marked sheet music, as an accompanist will be provided. You may also bring recorded accompaniment if you prefer (a speaker will be provided).
Acapella auditions are not allowed.
Following all individual auditions, there will be cold readings from the script.
Please dress in attire that showcases your individuality – show us who you are. We can’t wait to see you!
Urinetown: The Musical CHARACTER LIST
THE RICH, THE POWERFUL & THE LAW
OFFICER LOCKSTOCK (Male 20s – 50s, Baritone): The principal narrator, and fearless leader of the police force. Bold, brash, witty. He drives the action of the show.
PENELOPE PENNYWISE (Female 20s – 40s, Mezzo-Soprano): The fierce, jaded, ruthless proprietor of the city’s most run-down public toilet – Amenity #9. A gutsy, rooted woman. She harbors a secret. Powerful vocal belt is necessary.
DR. BILLEAUX (Male 20s – 50s, Tenor): Head of Research and Development at UGC. A bit nutty, Dr. Billeaux can sometimes appear on edge.
MR. MCQUEEN (Male 20s – 50s, Baritone): Flamboyant, sneaky, soft-willed assistant to Caldwell B. Cladwell. Willing to do anything for his boss…if it means more money.
SENATOR FIPP (Male 20s – 50s, Tenor): A corrupt politician in Cladwell’s pocket. He’ll do anything to stay there and reap the benefits. A bumbling coward.
OFFICER BARREL (Male 20s – 50s, Baritone): Officer Lockstock’s patrol partner. A ruthless, gruff, thuggish policeman. He offers no mercy.
HOPE CLADWELL (Female 20s, Soprano): The idealistic, ravishingly beautiful daughter of Caldwell B. Cladwell. Doe-eyed, innocent, and full of hope, she is naïve to the ways of the world. Love interest of Bobby Strong. Powerful head voice is necessary.
CALDWELL B. CLADWELL (Male 20s – 50s, Baritone): The money grubbing, megalomaniacal CEO Urine Good Company (UGC), which owns all the lavatories in town. Clever, power-hungry, tyrant.
MRS. MILLENIUM (Female 20s – 50s, Soprano): An office worker in Cladwell’s company (UGC). She aspires to be Cladwell’s personal secretary.
THE POOR & THE REBELLION
BOBBY STRONG (Male 20s, Tenor): The charming, dashing “everyman.” He is an assistant to PENNYWISE at Public Amenity #9. Unafraid to stand up for his beliefs, and the rights of the poor. He leads the rebellion. Naïve, courageous, full of youth. Love interest of Hope Cladwell. Powerful vocal belt is necessary.
LITTLE SALLY (Female 18 – 20s, Mezzo-Soprano): Poor street-urchin, co-narrator of the show. Small in stature, big in personality. Little Sally is quirky, brave, and ready for action. She believes in Bobby Strong more than she believes in anything (except her teddy bear).
JOSEPH “OLD MAN” STRONG (Male 20s – 50s, Baritone): Bobby’s poor, rebellious father, with whom he is very close. Old Man Strong knows the ways of this town, and he isn’t afraid to confront them when he feels they might be wrong. Becomes part of the poor ensemble later in the show.
TINY TOM (Male 20s – 50s, Baritone): One of the poor. An awkward, easily confused man-child. He frequents Amenity #9.
SOUPY SUE (Female 20s – 50s, Mezzo-Soprano): One of the poor. Affectionate, sweet, and easily terrified.
LITTLE BECKY TWO SHOES (Female 20s – 50s, Soprano): One of the poor. Pregnant and crippled, she is Harry’s partner.
ROBBY THE STOCKFISH (Male 20s – 50s, Baritone): One of the poor, fearless follower of Bobby Strong.
JOSEPHINE “OLD MA” STRONG (Female 20s – 50s, Mezzo-Soprano): One of the poor, Bobby Strong’s loving and devoted mother.
HOT BLADES HARRY (Male 20s – 50s, Baritone): One of the poor. Dangerous, unpredictable, and almost sadistically violent. Harry is cynical and untrusting. Little Becky Two Shoes’ partner.
BILLY BOY BILL (Male 20s – 50s, Baritone): One of the poor, young, bold, believes in Bobby almost as much as Hope Cladwell does.
Note: All of the members of the Poor Chorus will double as Cops in COP SONG and other scenes as needed. This also applies to characters that die early on in the show.
Performance Dates: September 14th – 24th, 2017
Please contact Shelby Coleman for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
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