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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, na├»ve 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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