Dancers/Singers For Musical "Urinetown"
Location: Schenectady, NY
Ethnicity: All ethnicities
Auditions: Urinetown The Musical
Callbacks on Wednesday, October 25, 2016
Performance Dates and Times
January 20-22 and 26-29, 2017
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Rehearsal will begin on October 31, 2016.
INFORMATION FOR THE AUDITIONER:
Please come prepared with 16-32 bars of a Broadway show tune. No a capella singing. An accompanist will be provided. Wear comfortable clothing, as there will be a dance audition. There will be readings from the script. Headshots and resumes are requested.
Special Note: It is required that you bring a list of any conflicts that you may have between the audition date and production dates.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
A 20-year drought has caused a terrible water shortage forcing a government ban on private toilets. Anyone caught going anywhere other than the pay-as-you-go abodes, owned and operated by the Urine Good Company, will be sent to the dreaded and mysterious "Urinetown." Hero Bobby Strong urges the Town folks to "Run, Freedom, Run" and revolt. A crowd-pleasing satire reminding us it's a "Privilege to Pee," but to "Follow Your Heart," Urinetown is an intelligent comedic romp sure to please.
Winner of three Tony awards, three Outer Critic awards, two Lucille Lortel awards and two Obie awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself!
Officer Lockstock Male, 30-40. The tongue-in-cheek narrator of the story. He is a corrupt policeman who secretly kills off guilty offenders. Arrogant but charming. Baritone/Bass.
Bobby Strong Male, 20-30. The dashing, rebellious everyman who works for Miss Pennywise. He becomes the unsuspecting protagonist and romantic hero when he starts a revolution and falls in love with Hope Cladwell. Tenor.
Mr. McQueen Male, 20-30. Cladwell's assistant. A yes man. Baritone/Tenor.
Officer Barrel Male, 20-40. Lockstock's dopey partner. The opposite of Lockstock.
Joseph "Old Man" Strong/ Hot Blades Harry Male, 20-40. Bobby's rebellious father. His refusal to pay to fee sends him to Urinetown, ultimately launching the revolution. Doubles as Hot Blades Harry, a psychopathic, potentially violent loose cannon. Needs to be able to quickly change character without makeup. Tenor.
Tiny Tim Male, 20-30. He's one of the poor - a simple man/child. Doubles as UGC Executive.
Caldwell B. Cladwell Male, 40-50. The evil president and owner of the Urine Good Company. He is the cartoon rich man - a physical presence. Baritone.
Bobbie the Stockfish/ Dr. Billeaux Male, 20-30. The average Joe poor man. Dr. Billeaux is the Head of Research at UGC. He's not very good at his job.
Roger Roosevelt/ UGC Executive/ Poor Ensemble Roger Roosevelt is on the poor from the past that has been sent to Urinetown for peeing in public by attaching a cup to his belt. This character will switch between UGC Executive and poor ensemble, as needed.
Jacob Rosenblum/ UGC Executive/ Poor Ensemble Jacob Rosenblum is one of the poor from the past that has been sent to Urinetown for peeing in jars and hiding them in his room. This character will switch between UGC Executive and poor ensemble, as needed.
This show requires a strong ensemble to carry the show. We may cast a few more ensemble poor and rich to fill out the sound. These characters are in practically every scene - the ensemble will be worked!