Friday, February 10, 2017

audition notice - URINETOWN - Mesa Encore Theatre - March 11

Director: David Chorley
Music Direction by C.J. O’Hara

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! Hysterically 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!


(in alphabetical order)

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. Male, 18-30 yrs old Range: A2 – C4

CALDWELL B. CLADWELL: The evil president and owner of the Urine Good Company. He is a miserly money-grubber who gleefully exploits the poor. Male, 50-65 yrs old Range: A2 – G4

BILLEAUX: Head of Research and Development at UGC. Male, 30-55 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 who is fresh out of the Most Expensive University in the World, but becomes vengeful and determined after being exposed to her father’s evil. Female, 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. Male, 20-60 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. Male, 50-65 yrs old Speaking Role/ ensemble singing

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. Female, 45-65 yrs old Range: Bb3 – D5

LITTLE BECKY TWO-SHOES : One of the Poor. She is foul-mouthed, impulsive, and accusatory. Female, 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. Female, 12-25 yrs old Range: A3 – E5

MCQUEEN: Cladwell’s sycophantic lackey. A servile assistant. Male, 30-45 yrs old Range: B2 – EF

OFFICER BARREL: Lockstock’s patrol partner. A thuggish and aggressive policeman. Male, 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. Male, 30-55 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. Female, 30-50 yrs old Range: A3 – C6

SENATOR FIPP: A greedy politician in Cladwell’s pocket. A bumbling coward. Male, 30-55 yrs old Range: C#3 – F4

SOUPY SUE: One of the Poor, she is excitable and easily panicked. Female, 25-45 yrs old Range: Bb3 – B4

TINY TOM: One of the Poor, he is an idiotic man-child. Male, 20-50 yrs old Range: D3 – A3

ENSEMBLE: The Rebels/ Police/ UGC Executives: Ensemble: The Rebels/ Police/ UGC Executives: Male/Female of any age and ethnicity.

M.E.T at 933 – Black Box
933 E. Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85203

Saturday March 11, 2017 – on the stage in the front performance space
Starting at 11am, and

Sunday March 12, 2017 – in the secondary rehearsal space
Starting at 6pm

Callbacks will be held on March 15 at 6pm.

16 bars of a song – please bring the sheet music with you to the audition.
A comedic monologue between 1-2 minutes in length.

Please use the calendar below to schedule your audition.

May 19 through 28, 2017

Begins very soon after auditions at Mesa Encore Theatre – 933 E. Main St., Mesa AZ

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment to fill out paper work.
HEADSHOT and RESUME are required – Please bring these with you even if you upload one when you book your reservation!!

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