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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Auditions: ‘Urinetown’ at Barn Theatre

Urinetown

The Barn Theatre in Montville, New Jersey continues its 91sr Season by holding open auditions for its upcoming production of  “Urinetown: The Musical”, book by Greg Kotis, music by Mark Hollmann, and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm and Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from 7:30 to 10:30 pm. "Urinetown: The Musical" will be directed by Alan Van Antwerp, musical directed by Jack Bender, and choreographed by Megan Ferentinos.

Preparations:

Please prepare a short song,  and bring sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided.  Director and musical director may not need to hear the entire song.   Please come prepared to learn a short dance routine.

Headshots and resumes are not required but gladly received. 

Actors are asked to arrive to sign in within the first hour of the audition start time. All roles are available. Casting is open, and newcomers are especially welcomed. Crew and other volunteers are also needed for the event. If interested, please contact info@barntheatre.org

The Barn does not charge a participation fee.

***IMPORTANT: You will be asked to list ALL potential conflict dates AT THE TIME of your audition, (NOT after casting). Please be prepared with your calendar and out-dates, as a rehearsal schedule will be generated based upon availability of staff and cast.

The Barn is an all-volunteer organization, we are unable to provide housing or offer remuneration.

Synopsis:

Set in the not-so-distant future, a terrible water shortage and 20-year drought has led to a government ban on private toilets and a proliferation of paid public toilets (owned and operated by a single megalomaniac company). The poor stage a revolt, led by a brave young hero, fighting tooth and nail for the freedom they all pray for. A brilliant musical satire modeled off the plays of Weill and Brecht, Urinetown is a wickedly funny, fast-paced, and surprisingly intelligent comedic romp.

Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International

Friday, November 9, 2018 at 8pm
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 2pm
Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 2pm

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 8 pm (Potential Benefit Performance)
Friday, November 16, 2018 at 8pm (Potential Benefit Performance)
Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 8pm
Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 2pm
Friday, November 23, 2018 at 8pm
Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 8pm
Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 2pm
Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 8pm (Potential Benefit Performance)
Friday, November 30, 2018 at 8pm
Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 8pm

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.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 55

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: A2

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.

Gender: Female

Age: 30 to 45

Vocal range top: C6

Vocal range bottom: A3

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.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 35

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: A2

Little Sally

A precocious and irreverent street urchin. She serves as a quasi-narrator who often questions Lockstock and the play's logic.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Dr. Billeaux

Head of Research and Development at UGC. Optional Doubling as TINY TOM.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 50

Vocal range top: A3

Vocal range bottom: E3

Mr. Mcqueen

Cladwell's sycophantic lackey. A servile assistant.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 45

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: B2

Senator Fipp

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

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

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

Joseph "old Man" Strong

Bobby's rebellious father. His refusal to pay the fee sends him to Urinetown, ultimately launching the revolution. Optional Doubling as HOT BLADES HARRY.

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 65

Tiny Tom

One of the Poor, he is an idiotic man-child. Optional Doubling as DR. BILLEAUX.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 50

Vocal range top: A3

Vocal range bottom: D3

Soupy Sue

One of the Poor, she is excitable and easily panicked. Optional Doubling as CALDWELL'S SECRETARY.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 40

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Little Becky Two-shoes

One of the Poor. She is foul-mouthed, impulsive, and accusatory. Optional Doubling as MRS. MILLENIUM.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 40

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Caldwell B. Cladwell

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

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.

Gender: Female

Age: 55 to 65

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Hot Blades Harry

One of the Poor, he is a psychopathic and can become a violent loose cannon. Optional Doubling as JOSEPH "OLD MAN" STRONG.

Gender: Male

Age: 45 to 60

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: A2

The Barn Theatre is located at the end of Skyline Drive in Montville, NJ.  For directions to the theatre, please see http://www.barntheatre.org/directions.asp

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