Urinetown

A Satirical Musical Comedy with music by Mark Hollmann,
Lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and Book by Greg Kotis

Directed by: Nick Culver

Produced by: Kim Farewell & Doreen DiBenedetto
Musical Directed by: Helen Konrad
Stage Managed by: Marissa Abreu

Audition Date

Sunday March 1st, 2020: 6pm-9pm
Monday March 2nd, 2020: 7-9pm
(APPOINTMENT REQUIRED)

​Callbacks to be March 4th, 2020

Please email the director, Nick Culver, at [email protected] to make an appointment to audition.

Please prepare 16 bars/measures of a song in the style of musical theater. You can sing a song from the show, but it is not required. An accompanist will be provided. Bring sheet music in the correct key for the accompanist. We will not have sheet music from the show, you must bring your own. You may be asked to cold read scenes from the show, as well.

Audition Location

The Antrim Theater, 15 Spook Rock Road, Suffern/Wesley Hills, NY 10901

Rehearsals

Starting on Sunday March 29th, 2020. Rehearsals to be Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-10pm and some select Sunday nights 6-9pm.

Tech Week is Mandatory from Sunday June 7th, 2020 – Thursday June 11th, 2020

Performance Dates

Friday, June 12th, 2020 through Sunday, June 28th, 2020 (performances to be held on Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons with a possibility of additional performances to be scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons).

Performances at The Antrim Playhouse, 15 Spook Rock Rd., Wesley Hills, NY 10901 (1/2 mile off Route 202)

The Musical

Urinetown: The Musical is a satirical comedy musical that 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. The show also parodies musicals such as The Threepenny Opera, The Cradle Will Rock and Les Misérables, and the Broadway musical itself as a form.

Roles Sought to be Cast

  • Bobby Strong
    The dashing young everyman who works for Miss Pennywise as the Assistant Custodian at the poorest, filthiest urinal in town; the eventual protagonist and romantic hero who starts a revolution, and falls in love with Hope Cladwell along the way.
  • Caldwell B. Cladwell
    The evil president and owner of the Urine Good Company, a miserly moneygrubber who gleefully exploits the poor.
  • Hope Cladwell
    Cladwell’s ravishingly beautiful daughter, torn between her love for her father and her new love for Bobby. Having just returned from the Most Expensive University in the World, she eventually joins Bobby as part of the Revolution..
  • Officer Lockstock
    The principal narrator; a policeman in charge of finding guilty pee-ers.
  • Little Sally
    A precocious, thoroughly irreverent and very intelligent street urchin; the co-narrator who always outsmarts Lockstock, and constantly questions the play’s logic.
  • Penelope Pennywise
    The tough, jaded warden of the poorest, filthiest urinal in town. A shrewd, penny-scrounging cheapskate, Pennywise is a figure of authority and lives to maintain order at the public bathrooms, but harbors a surprising secret.
  • Officer Barrel
    Lockstock’s partner. He harbors a surprising secret.
  • Mr. McQueen
    Cladwell’s assistant. A sneaky man who will do anything to save himself.
  • Senator Fipp
    A corrupt politician in Cladwell’s pocket. He also harbors a surprising, and slightly disturbing, secret.
  • Joseph “Old Man” Strong
    Bobby’s rebellious father, whose refusal to pay the fee causes him to be sent to Urinetown.
  • Josephine Strong
    Bobby’s mother, a strong-willed old woman who is able to withstand the hard hand life has dealt her.
  • Ensemble (Men and women, 16-70+)
    To play beggars, vagabonds, thieves, wenches, soldiers, students, street urchins, and church officials.


The Poor

  • Hot Blades Harry
    A dangerous and unpredictable rebel.
  • Little Becky Two-Shoes
    A young, pregnant woman. Harry’s “Mate”.
  • Soupy Sue
    An affectionate member of the gang.
  • Tiny Tom
    A confused man-boy.
  • Robby the Stockfish
    A poor rebel.
  • Billy Boy Bill
    A poor rebel


The Rich

  • Mrs. Millennium
    Office worker who aspires to be Cladwell’s Head Secretary.
  • Dr. Billeaux
    A scientist for Urine Good Company.