Playhouse 22, East Brunswick’s Community Theater, will be having open auditions for Urinetown: The Musical, book by Greg Kotis, music by Mark Hollman, lyrics by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis, at 7:30 PM on Sunday, March 29th and 30th, 2015, with callbacks on April 2nd at 7:30 PM.
The show will run June 12-28, 2015, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm.
Auditions will be held at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816. The show will be directed by Mark Kalet with Musical Direction by Chris Curcio and Choreography by Jaime Moritz.
Winner of three Tony Awards, this musical is a romp through the alleys of power, greed and rebellion during desperate times. Laced with biting satire, terrific songs, and scruffy dance numbers, Urinetown is a fable of absurd government regulation meeting rampant social irresponsibility – all in the spirit of affectionate sooth-saying for a troubled society.
Looking for a multi-ethnic cast of 16-23 people; some roles may be cast without regard to gender; doubled roles may be split.
Please prepare 32 bars of a Broadway-style song (songs from the show are acceptable). You must bring sheet music for piano. No acapella.
Please dress comfortably as all auditioners will be expected to participate in the dance audition. Juggling ability desired.
CASTING INFORMATION (all ages are approximate)
|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.
20-30 yrs old Range: A2 – C5
|CALDWELL B. CLADWELL||The evil president and owner of the Urine Good Company. He is a miserly money-grubber who gleefully exploits the poor.
50-65 yrs old Range: A2 – G4
||Head of Research and Development at UGC. Optional Doubling as TINY TOM.30-50 yrs old Range: E3 – A3|
|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.20-30 yrs old Range: A3 – A5|
|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. Swing dance ability desired
45-60 yrs old Range: A2 – F4
|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.
50-65 yrs old Speaking Role
|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.
55-65 yrs old Range: Bb3 – D5
|LITTLE BECKY TWO-SHOES||One of the Poor. She is foul-mouthed, impulsive, and accusatory. Optional Doubling as MRS. MILLENIUM. Swing dance ability desired
20-40 yrs old Range: Bb3 – F5
|LITTLE SALLY||A precocious and irreverent street urchin. She serves as a quasi-narrator who often questions Lockstock and the play’s logic.
20-40 yrs old Range: A3 – E5
||Cladwell’s sycophantic lackey. A servile assistant.
30-45 yrs old Range: B2 – EF
|OFFICER BARREL||Lockstock’s patrol partner. A thuggish and aggressive policeman. Juggling ability desired
30-50 yrs old Range: G2 – F4
|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. Juggling ability desired
35-55 yrs old Range: A2 – A4
|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.
30-45 yrs old Range: A3 – C6
|SENATOR FIPP||A greedy politician in Cladwell’s pocket. A bumbling coward.
40-55 yrs old Range: C#3 – F4
|SOUPY SUE||One of the Poor, she is excitable and easily panicked. Optional Doubling as CALDWELL’S SECRETARY.
25-40 yrs old Range: Bb3 – B4
|TINY TOM||One of the Poor, he is an idiotic man-child. Optional Doubling as DR. BILLEAUX.
30-50 yrs old Range: D3 – A3
Questions can be emailed to email@example.com or by calling (732) 254-3939. For more information about Playhouse 22, please visit www.Playhouse22.org.