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Audition Information / Announcements

Auditions: Urinetown The Musical

03/26/2020


** Auditions will now take place only via video submission due to COVID-19. Details are below. **

Raleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions for Urinetown: The Musical by video submission, due by Sunday April 5. The production will be directed by Lormarev Jones, with musical direction by Michael Santangelo.

Important dates

Auditions: Auditions are by video submission only and are due by Sunday April 5 at midnight. Details below.

Callbacks: TBA

First cast meeting: April 20 at Raleigh Little Theatre

No conflicts after May 15. No more than 6 conflicts for the entire duration of the rehearsal process.

Previews: Wednesday and Thursday, June 3 and 4.

Opening: Friday, June 5.

Performances: June 5 – 21: performances are Thursday through Saturday at 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm.

Possible Extension Dates: June 25 – 28

Possible Reschedule dates: July 2 – 19. In the event that the production cannot run June 5-21, we will want to reschedule it to these dates. Please ensure you are available for these possible performance dates.

Strike: June 21 (or June 28 if extended, or July 19 if rescheduled) after the final performance. All actors are expected to participate in strike.

About the Show

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! (mtishows.com)

About the Roles

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

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

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

Officer Barrel: Lockstock’s patrol partner. A thuggish and aggressive policeman. Vocal range top: F4, Vocal range bottom: G2

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

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

Mr. McQueen: Cladwell’s sycophantic lackey. A servile assistant. Vocal range top: E4, Vocal range bottom: B2

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

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

Dr. Billeaux: Head of Research and Development at UGC. Vocal range top: A3, Vocal range bottom: E3

Other roles will be filled by members of the ensemble.

About the auditions

Auditions are by video submission only. Submissions are due by Sunday April 5 at midnight. Follow these instructions:

  1. Please prepare a 32-bar cut of a song for the audition, preferably not from the Urinetown score.
  2. Read our Audition recording instructions before you record. In particular, record in landscape and ensure your video starts with you stating your name and the song you are singing.
  3. Record the video on your phone, tablet or laptop.
  4. Upload the video to our Dropbox submission page (works on a phone, tablet or computer):
    1. Please rename the video file to your name before uploading*
    2. Click/tap the Choose File button on the page to select the video
    3. Select the video you want to upload
    4. Enter your name and email address in the fields provided (please double-check these!)
    5. Click Upload
    6. You will receive an automated confirmation email from Dropbox in a few minutes
  5. Review the conflict calendar and note which rehearsals you have a conflict with. Note the possible rescheduled performance dates in July.
  6. Fill out the online audition form on Google Docs, including stating what your conflicts are.

* If possible, please rename the file. If needed, here are iOS instructions and Android instructions. If you are unable to rename your file, please be sure that your information is accurate on the Dropbox Submission Form.

If you have any questions about this submission process, please send an email to Bryan Bunch at artisticintern@nullraleighlittletheatre.org.

Callback list will be posted on the RLT website by Noon on (date TBA), and callbacks will be held (date and location TBA).

Audition forms

Interested in auditioning?