Urinetown Audition Notice

AUBURN — Community Little Theatre will hold auditions for “Urinetown: The Musical,” a satirical comedy, Sunday Jan. 7, at 6 p.m., and Monday, Jan. 8,  at 7 p.m. The auditions will take place on the second floor at the Great Falls Performing Arts Center, 30 Academy St. The doors open at 5 p.m. on Sunday and 6 p.m. on Monday.

“Urine Town” premiered in 2001, with music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis. It satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement and municipal politics. It ran on Broadway until early 2004. 

The show won Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Direction of a Musical, and it also won the Theater World Award, three Outer Critic’s Circle awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards.

“Urinetown” is an earnest tale of love, greed, and revolution.

The show is set in a town plagued by a 20-year drought, where water has become so scarce that the government has put a ban on private toilets and a proliferation of paid, public toilets, owned and operated by a single megalomaniac company: the Urine Good Company. The citizens must pay fees to carry out their most private need.

If the poor don’t obey the strict laws prohibiting free urination, they’ll be sent to the dreaded and mysterious “Urinetown.” After too long under the heel of the malevolent Caldwell B. Cladwell, the poor stage a revolt, led by a brave young hero, fighting tooth and nail for the freedom to pee “wherever you like, whenever you like, for as long as you like and with whomever you like.”

“Urinetown” is a wickedly funny, fast-paced and surprisingly intelligent comedic romp. Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, “Urinetown” provides a fresh perspective of one of America’s greatest art forms.

Auditions are open to ages 14 and older.

The show will be directed by Kay Warren ,assisted by Nicole Chase. Rebecca Caron is music director and the choreographer is Jake Boyce. Brandon Chaloux is producer. 

Vocal Auditions: Prepare two different audition pieces 16 to 20 bars. We will have music if you are singing from the show. If you would like to sing something from a different show please provide sheet music. No a cappella auditions will be allowed.

Choreography Auditions: Bring comfortable clothes to dance in. Bring dance shoes, sneakers, or character shoes, or jazz shoes. You will have an opportunity to change between vocal and choreography auditions.

Please come prepared to read for the role you are auditioning and any other roles that the director would like to hear you read. Please familiarize yourself with the show and the relationship between the characters. For additional information or to get a list reading please contact the director, Kay Warren @ [email protected] or Assistant Director Nicole Chase @ [email protected]

Character breakdown

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, 35 to 55, bass / 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. Female, 30 to 45, 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. Male, age 20 to 30, tenor.

Little Sally — A precocious and irreverent street urchin. She serves as a quasi-narrator who often questions Lockstock and the play’s logic. Female, 20 to 40, mezzo soprano.

Dr. Billeaux — Head of research and development at UGC. A scientist for Urine Good Company. He is the stereotypical “crazy” scientist. Male, 30 to 50, bass or baritone.

Mr. Mcqueen — Cladwell’s sycophantic lackey. A servile assistant. Male,  30 to 45, tenor.

Senator Fipp —  A greedy politician in Cladwell’s pocket. A bumbling coward, male, 40 to 55, bass.

Officer Barrel — Lockstock’s patrol partner. A thuggish and aggressive policeman. Male, 30 to 50, bass.

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. Female, 20 to 30, soprano.

Joseph “Old Man” Strong — Bobby’s rebellious father. His refusal to pay the fee sends him to Urinetown, ultimately launching the revolution. Male, 50 to 65, tenor.

Tiny Tom — One of the Poor, he is an idiotic man-child. Male, 30 to 50, bass or baritone.

Soupy Sue — One of the Poor, she is excitable and easily panicked. Female, 25 to 40, soprano.

Little Becky Two-Shoes — One of the Poor. She is foul-mouthed, impulsive, and accusatory. Female, 20 to 40, 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. Male, 50 to 65, bass baritone.

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. Female, 55 to 65, mezzo soprano.

Hot Blades Harry — One of the Poor, he is a psychopathic and can become a violent, loose cannon. Optional doubling as Jospeph “Old Man” Strong. Male, 45 to 60, tenor.

Robby The Stockfish —Somewhat of a goof. He is recently unemployed from a menial desk job. Male, age is open, baritone. 

Billy Boy Bill — A lazy free-loader who just wants the easy way out. A poor rebel who frequents Public Amenity Number # 9. Male, ages is open, tenor.

Mrs. Millennium — One of Cladwell’s lesser lackeys. Office worker who aspires to be Cladwell’s head secretary. Female, age is open, soprano. 

Ensemble —  rebels, UGC employees, cops, multiple male and female roles and vocal ranges.


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