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!
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.
Auditioners are asked sing 16-32 bars of a song of the style that also that best shows off their voice and range. An accompanist is provided. No recorded accompaniment, please. Please dress for dance audition following.
Auditioners should bring:
– Completed audition form (download from sign-up genius page)
– Headshot and resume if available
– List of ALL possible rehearsal conflicts from May 28 through July 7, 2022
Can be submitted prior to May 22, and may substitute for appearing at the Saturday and Sunday auditions. Video should include a song showing off voice and range and a 1-minute dance routine demonstrating the extent of your dance training. Candidates will be required to appear in person at callbacks on May 24th. Video auditions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a headshot and resume if available, and a completed audition form from the signup page if possible.
FHT prefers and encourages auditioners to be vaccinated.
Characters’ ages are not set in stone. Actors should consider roles if they feel they can represent the age ranges listed.
Officer Lockstock (Baritone) – The tongue-in-cheek narrator of our story, he is a corrupt policeman who secretly kills off guilty offenders. Bold, brash, and larger than life in many ways.
Gender: Male Age: 35 to 55 Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: A2
Penelope Pennywise (MezzoSoprano) – 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 Age: 35 to 60 Vocal range top: C6 Vocal range bottom: A3 BELTER
Bobby Strong (Tenor) – 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 Age: 20 to 30 Vocal range top: C5 Vocal range bottom: A2
Little Sally (MezzoSoprano)— A precocious and irreverent street urchin. She serves as a quasi-narrator who often questions Lockstock and the play’s logic.
Gender: Female Age: 18 to 40 Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: A3
Dr. Billeaux (Tenor) – Head of Research and Development at UGC. Possibly doubling as TINY TOM.
Gender: Male Age: 30 to 50 Vocal range top: A3 Vocal range bottom: E3
Mr. Mcqueen (Baritone) – Cladwell’s sycophantic lackey. A servile assistant.
Gender: Male Age: 30 to 45 Vocal range top: -1 Vocal range bottom: B2
Senator Fipp (Tenor) – A greedy politician in Cladwell’s pocket. A bumbling coward.
Gender: Male Age: 40 to 55 Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: C#3
Officer Barrel (Baritone) – Lockstock’s patrol partner. A thuggish and aggressive policeman.
Gender: Male Age: 30 to 50 Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: G2
Hope Cladwell (Soprano) – 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 Age: 20 to 30 Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: A3 LEGIT
Joseph “Old Man” Strong (Spoken) – Bobby’s rebellious father. His refusal to pay the fee sends him to Urinetown, ultimately launching the revolution. Possibly Doubling as HOT BLADES HARRY.
Gender: Male Age: 50 to 65
Tiny Tom (Baritone) – One of the Poor, he is an idiotic man-child. Doubling as DR. BILLEAUX.
Gender: Male Age: 30 to 50 Vocal range top: A3 Vocal range bottom: D3
Soupy Sue (MezzoSoprano) – One of the Poor, she is excitable and easily panicked. Doubling as CALDWELL’S SECRETARY.
Gender: Female Age: 18 to 40 Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Little Becky Two-shoes (Soprano) – One of the Poor. She is foul-mouthed, impulsive, and accusatory. Doubling as MRS. MILLENIUM.
Gender: Female Age: 20 to 40 Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Caldwell B. Cladwell (Baritone) – The evil president and owner of the Urine Good Company. He is a miserly money-grubber who gleefully exploits the poor.
Gender: Male Age: 50 to 65 Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: A2
Josephine “ma” Strong (MezzoSoprano) – Bobby’s mother and Joseph’s wife. A strong-willed woman with a bite, able to withstand the hard hand life has dealt her. Doubling as OLD WOMAN.
Gender: Female Age: 55 to 65 Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Hot Blades Harry (Baritone) – One of the Poor, he is a psychopathic and can become a violent loose cannon. Possibly Doubling as JOSEPH “OLD MAN” STRONG.
Gender: Male Age: 45 to 60 Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: A2
Ensemble – Ages 8 and up
Urinetown is presented through Special Arrangement with Music Theater International.