Music by Mark Hollmann | Book by Greg Kotis
Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis

SEEKING

Students in grades 7-12 who are at least 12 years old are invited to audition.

Audition Dates & Times

FREE AUDITION WORKSHOP

Wednesday, February 15 from 4:00-5:30 pm | Meet some fo the staff and learn more about the show.

AUDITION DATES

OPEN CALL Auditions at WPPAC by APPOINTMENT: Thursday, February 16 from 5:30-8:30 pm (Appointment making instructions below)

CALLBACKS: Tuesday, February 28 from 5:00-9:00 pm (by invitation only)

Alternate Audition Dates: If you are unable to make our audition dates please let us know and we may be able to accomodate you.

REHEARSAL/PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

REHEARSALS BEGIN: March 7

REHEARSALS TAKE PLACE: 3 days a week – Tuesday and Friday evenings from 4-8 pm (or 5-9) and Sunday from 12-8 pm. Not all performers will be called to every rehearsal.

REHEARSAL CONFLICT POLICY: Some conflicts will be allowed however, too many conflicts will make participation difficult. Please email education@wppac.com with specific conflict questions. Conflicts will not be allowed during mandatory rehearsal, tech and performance dates unless cleared before casting.

MANDATORY REHEARSAL DATES: All rehearsals beginning April 21
MANDATORY TECH DATES: April 29 – May 4
MANDATORY PERFORMANCES: May 5-7

TUITION INFORMATION

Tuition can be paid in the following ways:

$200 tuition + $300 in ad sales
$350 tuition + $150 in ad sales
$475 tuition (paid in full at the start of the program)

AUDITION-MAKING INSTRUCTIONS & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please schedule your audition by February 15 | Contact: education@wppac.com
Free Auditioning Workshop: Wednesday, February 15 from 4:00 – 5:30 pm. RSVP to education@wppac.com
For a 5-minute appointment: Please e-mail your preferred audition time to education@wppac.com and include the following:
  • Name
  • Grade
  • Age
  • Parent Email
  • Student Email
  • Parent Phone Number
  • Student Phone number
  • Are you attending the free Audition Workshop on Wednesday, February 15 from 4:00 – 5:30 pm?

Where: White Plains Performing Arts Center | City Center | 11 City Place, 3rd Floor | White Plains, NY 10601
Directions: http://wppac.com/your-visit/directions/

What to Prepare
Please prepare 16-32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre song and bring the sheet music, in the correct key, to your audition. Other audition pieces will also be accepted.

What to Bring
An audition packet will be emailed to you once you have made an appointment. Please bring with you to your audition the following:

  • A picture and resume
  • Your Audition Sheet (Found in the audition packet)
  • Your Conflict Calendar (Found in the audition packet)
  • Sheet music for your audition piece

SYNOPSIS

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 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!

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.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

All roles are open/available. | Cast Size: Flexible | Cast Type: Ensemble Cast

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.
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.
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.
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.
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Dr. Billeaux
Head of Research and Development at UGC. Optional Doubling as TINY TOM.
Vocal range top: A3
Vocal range bottom: E3

Mr. Mcqueen
Cladwell’s sycophantic lackey. A servile assistant.
Vocal range top: -1
Vocal range bottom: B2

Senator Fipp
A greedy politician in Cladwell’s pocket. A bumbling coward.
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: C#3

Officer Barrel
Lockstock’s patrol partner. A thuggish and aggressive policeman.
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.
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.

Tiny Tom
One of the Poor, he is an idiotic man-child.
Vocal range top: A3
Vocal range bottom: D3

Soupy Sue
One of the Poor, she is excitable and easily panicked.
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Little Becky Two-shoes
One of the Poor. She is foul-mouthed, impulsive, and accusatory.
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.
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.
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.
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: A2