Urinetown 2020 Audition Information

Please download the audition pack for full information.

About the Show.

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critic’s Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective of one of the 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 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.

Audition Information

Auditions will be held at:
Freedom Dancers
37-41 Market Street
Hyde
Cheshire
SK14 2AD

Principal Auditions:      Tuesday 25th February 2020, 19:30 onwards
Ensemble / Dance: Thursday 27th February 2020, 20:00 onwards

Principals
Principal auditions will be held on Tuesday 25th February 2020
(you will also be required to attend the Ensemble / Dance auditions on Thursday 27th February 2020.)

An expression of interest must be sent by e-mail to john@papproductions.co.uk, or by Facebook messenger to the PAP page www.facebook.com/PAPProductionsLtd. You will be assigned an audition appointment for the 25th February.

In preparation for your audition, you should prepare a musical theatre song that shows your range and ability. There will be facilities to play your accompaniment at the venue. We will not be offering piano accompaniment for this audition, as Paul Lawton, our MD, would like to concentrate on your performance, and not the dots.

When your slot is arranged, we will also send you some selections of the script to read through. We will ask you to read from these selections at your audition but won’t expect you to have learned the lines in the extract.

Ensemble
Ensemble / Dance auditions will be held on Thursday 27th February 2020, Principal auditionees will also be required at this session

This production has some great energetic numbers, that we would love to have a strong dancing ensemble to perform. As a potential member of our ensemble, you will be asked to join in with singing company parts of the songs. We may also cast some smaller parts from the ensemble cast during the rehearsal process.

You should attend this audition dressed to dance, with appropriate footwear (please bring tap shoes if you have them)

Please bring a bottle of water with you.
Please could you also send expressions of interest (we need to know roughly how many people will be attending)

FOR CHARACTER INFORMATION, PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE FULL AUDITION PACK