Auditions for our production of Urinetown, Music and Lyrics by Mark Hollmann, with Book and Lyrics by Greg Kotis, directed by Alex Garza, Choreographed By Laura Salas-Garza, Music Direction By Melissa Wilde will be held on January 26 & 27 from 7-9PM. Callback date and time will be announced.
performers, please bring your current headshot and resume
One monologue no longer than 1 minute in length and your best 16-32 bars of a song well-suited for the role you are interested in playing. Piano accompaniment will be provided. A short dance combination will be taught, so dress appropriatly. Callbacks will be by invitatIon only.
About the show:
This hilarious musical comedy with the eyebrow-raising title, took Broadway by storm when it opened in 2001. The winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score, Urinetown is a social satire set in a fictional future where water is so scarce that the government enforces a ban on private toilets. A hero emerges to lead the people in the fight for their basic rights.
“A fresh, unique, original, impudent, colorful, exciting, irreverent, surprising, and wonderful musical!” – The New York Observer
In a grim, Gotham-like city, a 20-year drought has occurred. As a result, the government has banned private toiletries and the citizens must use pay toilets regulated by a monopolistic company, the Urine Good Company, which charges exorbitant prices. Bobby Strong, the assistant custodian at the poorest urinal in town, decides enough is enough. With the help of Hope Cladwell, the daughterof the CEO of the Urine Good Company, Bobby ends up leading a rebellion which frees the citizens.
The show will run early March Rehearsals will begin in early Ferburay (schedule to be determined).
† Sorry, at this point we are unable to work with equity performers.
NEED PERFORMERS OF ALL AGES
Note: All age descriptions refer not to the actor but to the character’s stage presence.
BOBBY STRONG: The dashing, rebellious everyman who works for Miss Pennywise at the poorest, filthiesttown 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 miserlymoney-grubber who gleefully exploits the poor.
Male, 50-65 yrs old Range: A2 - G4
DR. BILLEAUX: Head of Research and Development at DR. BILLEAUX: UGC.
Male, 30-55 yrs old
Range: E3 - A3
HOPE CLADWELL: HOPE CLADWELL: CLADWELL: Cladwell's ravishingly beautiful daughter, torn between her father and her new lovefor Bobby. She begins as an innocent, naive angel who is fresh out of the Most Expensive University in theWorld, but becomes vengeful and determined after being exposed to her father's evil.
Female, 20-30 yrs old Range: A3 - A5
HOT BLADES 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 BECK : 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
MR. 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: 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, 16+ yrs old
Please direct all questions to director Alex Garza at UrinetownHouston@gmail.com and not on this page. Thank you!