Friday, February 12, 2016

audition notice - URINETOWN - Tuscany Theatre Company - February 27 & 28

URINETOWN
Book by Greg Kotis
Music by Mark Hollmann
 Lyrics by  Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis
Directed by Andrea McFeely
Music Directed by Karli Kemper

Audition dates:
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016:  10:00AM - 1:00PM @ Hillcrest Academy (Sing/Dance/Act)
Sunday, Feb 28, 2016:  6:00-9:00PM @ Hillcrest Academy  (Sing/Dance/Act)

CALLBACKS:  Monday, Feb 29, 2016:  7:00-10:00PM  @ Tuscany Theatre (Learn show song/act)

Audition packet available at our website:
http://www.tuscanytheatrecompany.com/auditions.html
Audition sign up at:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4aa4a628a57-urinetown

Performance Dates:
April 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th, 30th @7:00PM
April 23rd and 30th @3:00PM

Hillcrest Academy
(Auditions, majority of rehearsals)
S/E corner of Power Rd./Elliot Rd.

Tuscany Theatre (callbacks, performances, and some rehearsals)
861 S. Higley Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85234
(N/E corner of Higley/Guadalupe)

For the auditions, please prepare:
32 bars of a broadway style song that best shows your ability  (e.g. if you are auditioning for a belting role, such as Penny Pennywise, please show us your BELT, if you are auditioning for Hope Cladwell, please show us your clear legit style).

Please bring SHEET MUSIC marked up for your 32 bars.  We do NOT suggest singing a cappella!  No “canned” music.

Come prepared to dance - wear clothing and shoes you can move in!

Bring a headshot, completed audition packet (listed conflicts required), resume

SYNOPSIS:
Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critic's Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective of one of America's greatest art forms.
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 he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!


CHARACTER BREAKDOWN (Please do not exclude yourself from consideration by the suggested age ranges listed below - they are only there to give you an idea of the character, not to serve as the law)

Officer Lockstock (Baritone) - The tongue-in-cheek narrator of our story, he is a corrupt policeman who secretly kills off 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 (MezzoSoprano) - 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: C6 Vocal range bottom: A3 BELTER

Bobby Strong (Tenor) - 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 (MezzoSoprano)— A precocious and irreverent street urchin. She serves as a quasi-narrator who often questions Lockstock and the play's logic.
Gender: Female Age: 18 to 40 Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Dr. Billeaux (Tenor) - Head of Research and Development at UGC. Doubling as TINY TOM.
Gender: Male Age: 30 to 50 Vocal range top: A3 Vocal range bottom: E3

Mr. Mcqueen (Baritone) - Cladwell’s sycophantic lackey. A servile assistant.
Gender: Male Age: 30 to 45 Vocal range top: -1 Vocal range bottom: B2

Senator Fipp (Tenor) - 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 (Baritone) - 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 (Soprano) - 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 LEGIT

Joseph "Old Man" Strong (Spoken) - Bobby’s rebellious father. His refusal to pay the fee sends him to Urinetown, ultimately launching the revolution. Possibly Doubling as HOT BLADES HARRY.
Gender: Male Age: 50 to 65

Tiny Tom (Baritone) - One of the Poor, he is an idiotic man-child. Doubling as DR. BILLEAUX.
Gender: Male Age: 30 to 50 Vocal range top: A3 Vocal range bottom: D3

Soupy Sue  (MezzoSoprano) - One of the Poor, she is excitable and easily panicked. Doubling as CALDWELL'S SECRETARY.
Gender: Female Age: 18 to 40 Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Little Becky Two-shoes (Soprano) - One of the Poor. She is foul-mouthed, impulsive, and accusatory. Doubling as MRS. MILLENIUM.
Gender: Female Age: 20 to 40 Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Caldwell B. Cladwell (Baritone) - 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  (MezzoSoprano) - Bobby’s mother and Joseph's wife. A strong-willed woman with a bite, able to withstand the hard hand life has dealt her. Doubling as OLD WOMAN.
Gender: Female Age: 55 to 65 Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Hot Blades Harry (Baritone) - One of the Poor, he is a psychopathic and can become a violent loose cannon. Possibly Doubling as JOSEPH "OLD MAN" STRONG.
Gender: Male Age: 45 to 60 Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: A2

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