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Hold Everything… Auditions For Urinetown The Musical On May 19th

The Branson Regional Arts Council is holding open auditions for our summer production of, Urinetown The Musical!

(Adult, pre-teen, and teen roles available)

Audition Information

Initial Auditions will be held at the Historic Owen Theatre in downtown Branson on Sunday, May 19, 2024, 1:00pm – 4:00pm on a first-come basis.

Callbacks will occur on Tuesday, May 21st, 6:00pm – 10:00pm.

If you are unable to attend the auditions in person, please send a self-taped audition, including dance if possible, to Events@BransonArts.org. Also please notify us by email if you’re only available one of the two evenings.

Please prepare 16 Measures, or about 45 Seconds, of a musical theater song in the style of the show; selections from Urinetown are welcome if you are auditioning for a specific role. Be willing to play with different choices if the director asks; big and committed acting choices are a plus!

There will be no accompanist provided, so please come with a recording or Youtube link of your selection, cued to the correct timestamp. There will be an aux cord, iPhone & USB-C dongle, and bluetooth speaker available.

Bring dance attire, as you may be asked to stay for a dance call, time-permitting.

About the Show

This award winning Broadway musical is rated PG-13 and is under the direction of Kyle Blanchard with eight public performances from July 25-28 and August 1-4, 2024 at the Historic Owen Theatre in downtown Branson. Advance reserved seats are on sale now at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling the box office at 417-336-4255.

Holding out as our #1 Show of the Year, Urinetown the Musical is 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 a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, environmental collapse, privatization of natural resources, bureaucracy, 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.

Urinetown Character Breakdown

→ Bobby Strong – Male, 20 to 35. The 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. Vocal Range: Bb2 – Ab4 (B4 optional) A clear high tenor; a nimble falsetto is a plus.

→ Hope Cladwell – Female, 20 to 30. An innocent, romantic optimist who becomes vengeful and determined after being exposed to her father’s evil. Vocal Range: A3 – Ab5 Soprano. Needs a lovely Eb5

→ Caldwell B. Cladwell – Male, 50+. The president and owner of the Urine Good Company. A tyrant who both gleefully exploits the poor and genuinely believes he is helping the city. Vocal Range: A2 – F4. Baritone; needs crisp diction.

→ Officer Lockstock – Male, 30 to 60. A corrupt policeman and the tongue-in-cheek narrator of the story. Bold and brash, quite possibly evil. Vocal Range: A2 – G4 An authoritative voice, with rich low notes but a firm G4.

→ Officer Barrel – Male or Female 30 – 60. Lockstock’s patrol partner. A thuggish and aggressive policeman/woman. Vocal Range: Bb2 – Eb4.

→ Mr. Mcqueen – Male, 20-60. Cladwell’s sycophantic lackey. A cowardly and servile assistant. Vocal Range: A4 – B2.

→ Senator Fipp – Male (possibly female), 40+. A greedy and sleazy politician in Cladwell’s pocket. Vocal Range: F4 – C#3.

→ Penelope Pennywise – Female, 40 to 65. The tough, jaded warden of the poorest, filthiest town urinal. Vocal Range: A3 – G5 (C6 optional) Needs to be clear / shrill up to a G5.

→ Little Sally – Female, 10 to 30 (to play pre-teen). A precocious and irreverent street urchin. A quasi-narrator who often questions Lockstock and the play’s logic. Vocal Range: A3-D5. Has a child’s voice – because she is a child.

→ Joseph “Old Man” Strong / Hot Blades Harry / UGC Staff / Cop – Male, 20+. Bobby’s rebellious father; his refusal to follow abusive laws ultimately launches the revolution. / One of the city’s Poor; violent and unpredictable. / Strong Dancer. Vocal Range: D3 – F4

→ Tiny Tom / UGC Exec. 1 / Cop – Male, 20-60. One of the city’s Poor; immature and confused. / Dancer. Vocal Range: Adjustable

→ Robby the Stockfish / UGC Exec. 2 / Cop – Male, 20-50. One of the city’s Poor; curious and eager, probably on drugs. / Dancer. Vocal Range: Adjustable

→ Hidalgo Jane / Dr. Billeaux / Cop – Female, 15-40. One of the city’s Poor, a literal hobo. / Head of Research and Development at Cladwell’s company UCG. / Dancer. Vocal Range: A3 – E3

→ Little Becky Two-shoes / Mrs. Millennium / Cop – Female, 20-40. One of the city’s Poor, rebellious and impulsive. / Cladwell’s greedy secretary at UCG. / Stong Dancer. Vocal Range: D4 – G5 – Soprano

→ Soupy Sue / UGC Staff / Cop – Female, 20-40. One of the city’s Poor. Kind and anxious …and very pregnant. / Dancer. Vocal Range: B4 – Bb5

→ Josephine “Old Ma” Strong / UGC Staff / Cop – Female, 50+. A strong-willed woman with fight, and a better ability than most to deal with the hard hand life has dealt her. / Proficient mover. Vocal Range: Bb3 – D5

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