Performances: Thurs - Sun, JUL 17 - AUG 15, 2015
Sunday, APR 12 and Monday, APR 13
2317 Mechanic Street, Galveston, TX 77550
See below for further details.
Rehearsals will begin on Monday, June 7th at 7:00pm. Rehearsals are Sunday through Thursday evenings from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Performances are July 17th – Aug 15th. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8:00pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:30pm. All actors at ETC receive a production stipend at the end of the run.
URINETOWN is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, as well as musical theatre itself. A terrible water shortage, caused by a twenty-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. URINETOWN is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny.
BOBBY STRONG – Male, 20 – 30 years, Tenor; the dashing rebellious everyman who works for Miss Pennywise at the poorest filthiest town urinal.
CALDWELL B. CLADWELL – Male, 40 – 60 years, Baritone; the evil president and owner of Urine Good Company. He is a miserly money-grubber who gleefully exploits the poor.
DR. BILLEAUX – Male, 30 – 50 years, Bass/Baritone; he is the head of Research & Development at UGC. (May also double as TINY TOM.)
HOPE CLADWELL – Female, 20 -30 years, Soprano; Cladwell’s ravishingly beautiful daughter, torn between her father and her new love for Bobby. Se begins as an innocent, naïve angel but becomes vengeful and determined.
HOT BLADES HARRY – Male, 45 – 60 years; Baritone; one of the poor, he is psychopathic and can be a violent loose cannon. (May also double as JOSEPH ‘OLD MAN’ STRONG.)
JOSEPH ‘OLD MAN’ STRONG – Male, 50 – 70 years, Baritone; he is Bobby’s rebellious father whose refusal to pay the fee sends him to Urinetown, ultimately launching the rebellion.
JOSEPHINE ‘MA’ STRONG – Female, 50 – 70 years, Mezzo; Ma is Bobby’s mother and Joseph’s wife. She is a strong-willed woman with a bite, able to withstand the hard hand life has dealt her. (May double as OLD WOMAN.)
LITTLE BECKY TWO SHOES – Female, 20 – 40 years; Belt; one of the poor. She is foul-mouthed, impulsive, and accusatory. (May double as MRS. MILLENIUM.)
LITTLE SALLY – Female, 16 – 30 years; Mezzo; a precocious and irreverent street urchin. She serves as a quasi-narrator who often questions Lockstock and the play’s logic.
MR. MCQUEEN – Male, 35 – 60 years; Tenor; Mr. McQueen is Cladwell’s lackey, a servile assistant.
OFFICER BARREL – Male, 30 – 50 years; Tenor; Lockstock’s patrol partner. He is a thuggish and aggressive policeman.
OFFICER LOCKSTOCK – Male, 25 – 55 years; Baritone; he is the tongue-in-cheek narrator. Lockstock is a corrupt policeman who is bold, brash, and larger than life in many ways.
PENELOPE PENNYWISE – Female, 30 – 55 years; High Belt; she is the tough, jaded warden of the poorest, filthiest town urinal. She is Cladwell’s one time lover.
SENATOR FLIPP – Male, 40 – 55 years; he is a greedy politician in Cladwell’s pocket.
SOUPY SUE – Female, 25 – 40 years; Belt; one of the poor; she is excitable and easily panicked.
TINY TOM – Male, 30 – 45 years; Baritone; one of the poor; he is an idiotic man-child. (May double as DR. BILLEAUX.)
Those auditioning will be asked to sing with an accompanist (accompanist is provided), so come with the sheet music and prepared to sing a song of your choice, preferably an up-tempo musical theatre number. Also bring comfortable clothing and shoes to participate in a mandatory dance/movement audition. Headshots and resumes are encouraged. Time permitting, there will be possible readings from the script.
For additional information, please call Kim at ETC at 409-762-3556, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org (please put URINETOWN in the subject line). Callback time and date (if necessary) will be announced at the initial auditions. All members of the cast will receive a production stipend.