URINETOWN- Theatre 55

URINETOWN

**Looking for more POC over age 50 for auditions. If no time slots are available, simply show up and we'll work you into a time.**

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Auditions are: December 9, 10, and 11, 2019 at Episcopal Homes, 1860 University Ave., St Paul.

Rehearsals are: January 6 - February 27, 2020 at 655 Fairview Ave N., in the Midway area of St Paul

Performances are: February 28 - March 15, 2020 at Illusion Theater, downtown Minneapolis

Stipend paid

Prepare a song and monologue or be prepared to sing and read from script. 

The show: URINETOWN

A sidesplitting sendup of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America's greatest art forms.

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.

About Theatre 55

Theatre 55 was formed with the purpose of developing lifelong learning through theatre performance and education. Our vision is to enrich the lives of elders as artists, audiences, and learners through educational performance art. Theatre 55 is currently fiscally sponsored through Springboard for the Arts and runs in part through the generous grants from the Minnesota Regional Arts Council and the Aroha Foundation. Theatre 55 aims to produce more high-energy, impactful plays and utilizing the senior artists of our community. We strive to engage with vibrant seniors living throughout the Twin Cities and beyond through classes, workshops, showcases, and performance.

CAST 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.

Gender: Male

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

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

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

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Dr. Billeaux

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

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: A3

Vocal range bottom: E3

Mr. Mcqueen

Cladwell's sycophantic lackey. A servile assistant.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: B2

Senator Fipp

A greedy politician in Cladwell's pocket. A bumbling coward.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: C#3

Officer Barrel

Lockstock's patrol partner. A thuggish and aggressive policeman.

Gender: Male

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

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

Tiny Tom

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

Gender: Male

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

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

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

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

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

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: A2

 

 

Contact information

Theatre 55
Richard Hitchler
612-389-9010
Email/contact
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