Urinetown Auditions

 

Ridgedale Players Presents

Urinetown: The Musical

Music by Marc Hollmann

Lyrics by Marc Hollmann & Greg Kotis

Book by Greg Kotis

In a Gotham-like city, 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. Amid the people, a hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director– Rob Wise Assistant Director– Daniel Murray Music Director– Martin Mandelbaum

Choreographer– Darren Pierson

Producer– Laura Kerr

NOTICE: Individuals cast in the production are required to become members of Ridgedale Players. There is a $65 membership fee.

AUDITIONS

Auditions are Sunday, December 11

Registration begins at 6:30pm and auditions begin at 7:00pm sharp

Those cast will be notified before the evening of Monday, December 12. There will be a read-thru on Tuesday, December 13 at 7:00pm. Rehearsals will immediately with a break between Christmas and New Year’s.

Audition Notice and Form

REHEARSALS

Rehearsals will generally be 3 nights a week with the possibility of Sunday afternoon rehearsals. A definitive rehearsal schedule will be developed and available by Friday, December 15 after the show is cast. Casting is done on merit and not conflicts so please be open and list ALL conflicts on your audition form.

MANDATORY DATES

Tech Week: February 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17 (please keep all dates open) Long Sunday: February 19

Full Dress: February 20 & 21

Members Dress*:February 23

Performances: February 24, 25, 26 & March 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 & 12

*Members Dress is a fundraiser. Tickets will be sold for charity.

AUDITION PROCESS

SINGING Please come prepared to sing one of the musical cuts provided on the audition webpage. If you are interested in playing a particular character please sing the cut for their respective part. You will be singing with an accompaniment. You will not be permitted to sing a capella. For musical cut reference, C4 is Middle C.

DANCING Our choreographer, Darren Pierson, will be teaching a short dance routine to music from one of the show’s numbers. You will be split into groups for this, with Darren working with each group before having them perform for the casting team.

READING You will be asked to read from cuts from the script. If you are interested in playing a particular character you will have the opportunity to read for that part. These cuts are available on the audition webpage. Physical copies will also be available at auditions but please come as prepared as possible.

The following cuts are being used for these respective characters:

•Officer Lockstock

Cuts 1, 3, 4 & 7

•Little Sally

Cuts 1 & 3

•Bobby Strong

Cuts 1, 4, 5, 6 & 7

•Hope Cladwell

Cuts 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6

•Caldwell B. Cladwell

Cuts 2 & 7

•Penelope Pennywise

Cuts 1 & 7

•Officer Barrel

Cuts 3, 4 & 7

Those not auditioning for a particular role will be asked to read for select characters from Cuts 1 & 2.

AUDITION CUTS

Cut 1     Cut 2     Cut 3     Cut 4     Cut 5     Cut 6      Cut 7

MUSICAL CUTS

Officers Lockstock and Barrel 1          Officers Lockstock and Barrel 2         Officers Lockstock and Barrel 3

Hope 1           Hope 2           Hope 3

Bobby 1          Bobby 2

Hope and Bobby 1               Hope and Bobby 2

Little Sally 1   Little Sally 2

Cladwell 1       Cladwell 2

Pennywise

Chorus

NOTICE: In the interest of time, those auditioning for several characters will be allowed to read/sing for only TWO roles. If you are auditioning for more than one character, please list the roles in order of preference on your audition form. The top two listed will be the ones you will read/sing for unless the casting team has you read additional cuts.

If you select “will accept any role” on your audition form you may be asked to read for multiple parts so that the casting team can assess your abilities.

THE CHARACTERS

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/bottom): A4/A2 – Baritone

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: 13 to 40

Vocal Range (top/bottom): E5/A3 – Mezzo, Alto

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/bottom): C5/A2 – Tenor

Hope Cladwell

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

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal Range (top/bottom): A5/A3 – Soprano

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/bottom): G4/A2 – Baritone

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 60

Vocal Range (top/bottom): C6/A3 – Mezzo, Alto

Officer Barrel

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

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 50

Vocal Range (top/bottom): F4/G2 – Bass/Baritone

Dr. Billeaux

Head of Research and Development at Urine Good Company.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 50

Vocal Range (top/bottom): A3/E3 – Tenor

Mr. McQueen

Cladwell’s sycophantic lackey. A servile assistant.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 45

Vocal Range (top/bottom): -1/B2 – Baritone

Senator Fipp

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

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 55

Vocal Range (top/bottom): F4/C#3 – Tenor

Hot Blades Harry

One of the poor. He is psychopathic and can become a violent, loose cannon.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 60

Vocal Range (top/bottom): F4/A2 – Baritone

Little Becky Two-Shoes

One of the poor. She is foul-mouthed, impulsive, and accusatory.

Gender: Female

Age: 13 to 40

Vocal Range (top/bottom): F5/Bb3 – Mezzo, Soprano

Soupy Sue

One of the poor. She is excitable and easily panicked.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 40

Vocal Range (top/bottom): B4/Bb3 – Mezzo, Alto

Tiny Tom

One of the poor. He is an idiotic man-child.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 50

Vocal Range (top/bottom): A3/D3 – Tenor

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.

Gender: Female

Age: 50 to 65

Vocal Range (top/bottom): D5/Bb3 – Mezzo, Soprano

Joseph “Old Man” Strong

Bobby’s rebellious father. His refusal to pay the fees sends him to Urinetown, ultimately launching the revolution.