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Saturday, April 6, 2019

AUDITIONS: 'Urinetown, the Musical' at Somerset Valley Players



WHAT: OPEN AUDITIONS: Urinetown, the Musical  Music & Lyrics by Mark Hollmann, Book & Lyrics by Greg Kotis

WHEN: Saturday, April 27 @ 1 pm and Monday, April 29 @ 7 pm  Callbacks:  Saturday, May 4 @ 1 pm

WHERE:  Somerset Valley Players, 689 Amwell Road (Route 514), Hillsborough, NJ

SHOW DATES:  September 6 -22

SHOW DESCRIPTION: A musical comedy send up of love, greed and revolution in a Gotham-like city where water is in short supply and an evil company profits from one of humanity's most basic needs.

Director Genevieve Estanislau is looking for:
10 MALES, ages 20-40+
6 FEMALES, ages 20-40

SPECIAL NOTES: Auditioners must sign up for an appointment at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d4aabae29a4f58-urinetown.  Please prepare 32 bars of a comedic musical theatre song not from the show.  Actors will be asked to read/sing from the script.  A dance routine will be taught at the callback (if necessary).  Direct questions to UrinetownSVP@gmail.com.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:
Officer Lockstock  Male, 30’s – 40’s 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.  Vocal Range: A2 – A4 
Little Sally  Female, 20’s – early 30’s  A precocious and irreverent street urchin. She serves as a quasi-narrator who often questions Lockstock and the play’s logic.  Vocal Range: A3 – E5
Bobby Strong  Male, 20’s – early 30’s  The dashing, rebellious everyman who works for Miss Pennywise a 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.  Vocal Range: A2 – C5
Hope Cladwell  Female, 20’s – early 30’s  Cladwell’s ravishingly beautiful daughter, torn between her father and her new love for Bobby. She begins as an innocent, naïve angel but becomes vengeful and determined after being exposed to her father’s evil.  Vocal Range: A3 – A5
Penelope Pennywise  Female, Late 40’s – Early 50’s 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.  Vocal Range: A3 – C6
Caldwell B. Cladwell  Male, Late 40’s – Early 50’s  The evil president and owner of the Urine Good Company. He is a miserly money-grubber who gleefully exploits the poor.  Vocal Range: A2 – G4
Mr. McQueen   Male,  Mid 30’s  Cladwell’s psychopathic lackey and a servile assistant. Puppet experience sought but not required.  Vocal Range: B2 – E4
Senator Fipp  Male, Mid 30’s  A greedy politician in Cladwell’s pocket and a bumbling coward. Puppet experience sought but not required.  Vocal Range: C#4 – F4
Officer Barrel  Male, Mid 30’s – late 40’s  Lockstock’s patrol partner. A thuggish and aggressive policeman.  Vocal Range: G2 – F4
Blades Harry  Male, Mid 20’s – early 30’s  One of the Poor. He is psychopathic and can become a violent, loose cannon. Will double as others.  Vocal Range: A2 – F4
Becky Two-Shoes  Female, Mid 20’s – early 30’s  One of the Poor. She is foul-mouthed, impulsive, and accusatory. Will double as others.  Vocal Range: Bb3 – F5
Tiny Tom  Male, Mid 20’s  One of the Poor. He’s an idiotic man-child. Will double as others.  Vocal Range: D3 – A3
Soupy Sue  Female, Mid 20’s  One of the Poor. She is excitable and easily panicked. Will double as others.  Vocal Range: Bb3 – B4 
Josephine “Ma” Strong   Female, Late 40’s  Bobby’s mother and Joseph’s wife. A strong-willed woman with a bite, able to withstand the hard hand life has dealt her. Will double as others.  Vocal Range: Bb3 – B4
Joseph “Old Man” Strong  Male, Late 40’s  Bobby’s rebellious father. His refusal to pay the fee sends him to Urinetown, ultimately launching the revolution. Will double as others.  Vocal Range: G2 – G4
Robbie the Stockfish  Male, Late 20’s  One of the Poor. Follows the revolution. Will double as others.  Vocal Range: G2 – G4
MORE INFO:  Go to www.svptheatre.org for complete info and directions to the playhouse.

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