Audition

Auditions at A2CT are open, and there is no fee to audition. Anyone from Ann Arbor or the surrounding area may audition for shows. No pre-casting is allowed, and no one maybecome a part of a show at A2CT without auditioning


All auditions are held at the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Studio at 322 West Ann St. unless otherwise noted. Click on this: Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Studio for directions. Times and dates are specified in each show's audition information. Make sure to scroll down to get to the audition information for the Studio Series. Junior Theatre audition information is now found by selecting the Junior Theatre tab on our home page.

Upcoming Main Stage Auditions

URINETOWN

book and lyrics by Greg Kotis, music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann

directed by Rob Roy


AUDITIONS: Sunday and Monday, June 16 & 17, 7-10pm

CALLBACKS: Tuesday, June 18 at 7:00pm.

READ THROUGH: Thursday June 20th at 7:00pm

REHEARSALS: Sundays - Thursdays, 7-10 pm


In a Gotham-like city in the not-too-distant future, 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 (the musical, of course; not the place) 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 and wickedly modern wit.


ALL AUDITIONERS NEED TO BE AVAILABLE FOR CALLBACKS AND FIRST READ!

All performers should arrive dressed to move and have prepared 24-32 bars of a musical theatre song not from the show (no Wicked or Les Mis, please). You must provide sheet music for the accompanist; no acapella.

Auditioners will sign-up for one 1-hour slot (8 people maximum); we will hear prepared pieces first, then you will be taught a short choreography. SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME HERE.

Callbacks will consist of selected songs from the show (for some characters) and cold-readings from the script.

All persons cast are expected to be available for first read-thru.


Character Breakdown:

THE RICH

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.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 55

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Caldwell B. Cladwell

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

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.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Officer Barrel

Lockstock's patrol partner. A thuggish and aggressive policeman.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 50

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: G2

Mr. McQueen

Cladwell’s sycophantic lackey. A servile assistant

Gender: Male

Age: 30-45

Vocal Range top: E4

Vocal Range bottom: B2

Senator Fipp

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

Dr. Billeaux

Head of Research and Development at UGC. Optional Doubling as TINY TOM.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 50

Vocal range top: A3

Vocal range bottom: E3

THE POOR

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.

Gender: Female

Age: 30 to 45

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.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 30

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.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 40

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: A3

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. Optional Doubling as OLD WOMAN.

Gender: Female

Age: 55 to 65

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Joseph "Old Man" Strong

Bobby's rebellious father. His refusal to pay the fee sends him to Urinetown, ultimately launching the revolution. Optional Doubling as HOT BLADES HARRY.

Gender: Male

Age: 50 to 65

Tiny Tom

An idiotic man-child. Optional Doubling as DR. BILLEAUX.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 50

Vocal range top: A3

Vocal range bottom: D3

Soupy Sue

Excitable and easily panicked. Optional Doubling as CALDWELL'S SECRETARY.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 40

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Little Becky Two-shoes

Foul-mouthed, impulsive, and accusatory. Optional Doubling as MRS. MILLENIUM.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 40

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Hot Blades Harry

One of the Poor, he is psychopathic and can become a violent loose cannon. Optional Doubling as JOSEPH "OLD MAN" STRONG.

Gender: Male

Age: 45 to 60

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Ensemble


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