Auditions for “Urinetown” The Musical in Seattle Washington

07/30/2016

Shoreline Community College auditioning for “Urinetown” the Musical

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critic’s Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a powerful tale of love, greed, and revolution. Set in a town plagued by a 20-year drought, where water has become so scarce private toilets have vanished completely, restrooms have been replaced by “public facilities” monopolized by greedy corporate interests.

The citizens of Urinetown are forced to pay enormous fees in order to satisfy their most basic needs. Out of the pitiful stench of these public amenities arises a hero who leads his fellow citizens against the tyrannical and cruel corporate regime. Drawing on elements from West Side Story, Chicago, and Les Misérables, Urinetown pays irreverent and witty homage to the great American musical tradition. Simultaneously humorous and touching, Urinetown contributes a fresh perspective on one of America’s greatest art forms.

Audition Dates:
Wednesday August 10 – 6:30PM – 9:30PM
Thursday, August 11 – 6:30PM – 9:30PM
Friday, August 12 – 6:30PM – 7:00PM
Callback Dates:
Friday, August 12 – 7:30PM – 9:30PM
Audition Requirements:
Please come prepared with a 16 to 32 bar musical theater song to perform (pianist provided). Those auditioning for a major role also need to prepare a 1- to 2-minute monologue. You do not need to be a currently registered student.

Audition Location:
Auditions will be held in the campus theater (1600 building) at Shoreline Community College. 16101 Greenwood Ave North, Shoreline, WA 98133.
Please see http://www.shoreline.edu/theater/auditions.aspx for an audition time.
After choosing an audition time, email jnold@shoreline.edu for your requested audition time slot. (Can be done from the page with the times available.) The closest available time will be secured for you and you will receive a confirmation.
Auditions are open to the community, but everyone involved in the production must register for some type of SCC course. More information available by contacting mailto:jnold@shoreline.edu
The show runs October7, 8, 9, 14, 15, & 16. Friday and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sunday Matinees at 3pm.

Urinetown the musical

Character Breakdowns:

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 55
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: 30 to 45
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: 20 to 30
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 40
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: 30 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: -1
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: 30 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: 20 to 30
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: 50 to 65
Tiny Tom
One of the Poor, he is an idiotic man-child. Optional Doubling as DR. BILLEAUX.
Gender: male
Age: 30 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: 45 to 60
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: A2

ENSEMBLE

Caldwell’s Secretary / UGC Executive
Vocal Range: Soprano
Caldwell B Cladwell’s Head Secretary. Prim and proper in nature and look. Straight – laced. Strong acting – singing ability and comic timing. Minimal dance skills required.

Mrs Millenium / UGC Executive
Vocal Range: Soprano
One of Cladwell’s lesser lackeys. Office worker who aspires to be Cladwell’s Head Secretary. Strong acting – singing ability and comic timing. Minimal dance skills required.

Dr. Billeaux / UGC Executive
Vocal Range: Bass or Baritone
A scientist for Urine Good Company. Typical “crazy” stereotypical scientist. Strong acting – singing ability and comic timing. Minimal dance skills required. Prominent in 1 song.

Police/ Other UGC Executives/Additional Rebel Poor
Age: Open Vocal Range:

Will be featured as Policemen / Policewomen, UGC Executives, and possibly additional poor people in the first and second Acts. Main roles will be a strong ensemble support base for Lockstock and Barrel and ensemble support for the UGC Scenes. Strong acting – singing ability and comic timing. Minimal dance skills required.

If you have any additional questions, please contact John Nold at jnold@shoreline.edu.
Office Phone: 206-546-4728

Email: jnold@shoreline.edu
Please see http://www.shoreline.edu/theater/auditions/ for additional information.
Location Address: 16101 Greenwood Ave. North, Shoreline, WA, 98133



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