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BottledSnail Productions in Melbourne, Victoria (Australia) presents Urinetown - The Musical

Opening June 5

About This Production

Performance Dates

  • Friday June 5 7:00 PM
  • Saturday June 6 2:00 PM
  • Saturday June 6 7:00 PM
  • Sunday June 7 2:00 PM
  • Thursday June 11 7:00 PM
  • Friday June 12 7:00 PM
  • Saturday June 13 2:00 PM
  • Saturday June 13 7:00 PM

Things To Know

Urinetown

Original Broadway Version (2001)

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 an 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 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.

Auditions For Urinetown - The Musical

About Auditions

Audition Times

  • Saturday February 1 10:00 AM
  • Saturday February 1 10:10 AM
  • Saturday February 1 10:20 AM
  • Saturday February 1 10:30 AM
  • Saturday February 1 10:40 AM
  • Saturday February 1 10:50 AM
  • Saturday February 1 11:00 AM
  • Saturday February 1 11:10 AM
  • Saturday February 1 11:20 AM
  • Saturday February 1 11:30 AM
  • Saturday February 1 11:40 AM
  • Saturday February 1 12:00 PM
  • Saturday February 1 12:10 PM
  • Saturday February 1 12:20 PM
  • Saturday February 1 12:30 PM
  • Saturday February 1 12:40 PM
  • Saturday February 1 12:50 PM
  • Saturday February 1 1:30 PM
  • Saturday February 1 1:40 PM
  • Saturday February 1 1:50 PM
  • Saturday February 1 2:00 PM
  • Saturday February 1 2:10 PM
  • Saturday February 1 2:20 PM
  • Saturday February 1 2:30 PM
  • Saturday February 1 2:40 PM
  • Saturday February 1 2:50 PM
  • Saturday February 1 3:00 PM
  • Saturday February 1 3:10 PM
  • Saturday February 1 3:20 PM
  • Saturday February 1 3:30 PM
  • Saturday February 1 3:40 PM
  • Saturday February 1 3:50 PM
  • Saturday February 1 4:00 PM
  • Saturday February 1 4:10 PM
  • Saturday February 1 4:20 PM
  • Saturday February 1 4:30 PM
  • Saturday February 1 4:40 PM
  • Saturday February 1 5:00 PM
  • Saturday February 1 5:20 PM
  • Saturday February 1 5:30 PM
  • Saturday February 1 5:40 PM
  • Saturday February 1 5:50 PM
  • Sunday February 2 11:00 AM
  • Sunday February 2 11:10 AM
  • Sunday February 2 11:20 AM
  • Sunday February 2 11:30 AM
  • Sunday February 2 11:40 AM
  • Sunday February 2 11:50 AM
  • Sunday February 2 12:00 PM
  • Sunday February 2 12:10 PM
  • Sunday February 2 12:20 PM
  • Sunday February 2 12:30 PM
  • Sunday February 2 12:40 PM
  • Sunday February 2 12:50 PM
  • Sunday February 2 1:00 PM
  • Sunday February 2 1:10 PM
  • Sunday February 2 1:20 PM
  • Sunday February 2 1:30 PM
  • Sunday February 2 1:40 PM
  • Sunday February 2 1:50 PM
  • Saturday February 8 10:00 AM
  • Sunday February 9 12:00 PM

What To Expect

Urinetown - Audition Information

BottledSnail Productions is excited to announce auditions for the Broadway hit, Urinetown, coming to Chapel off Chapel in June 2020.

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!

--- PRODUCTION TEAM ---

Director: Matthew Cox

Assistant Director: Mark Yeates

Musical Director: Benjamin Samuel

Choreographer: Michael Mitchell

Co-Producers: Andrew Ferguson & Bronya Doyle

Production Dates: May 31 - 13 June 2020 (8 Shows)

Performance Venue: Chapel off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran VIC 3181

--- REHEARSALS ---

Rehearsals will commence on 23 February 2020

Rehearsal dates & times will be as follows:

Tuesday & Thursday: 7:30pm - 10:30pm (Leading Roles only as required until May, then Full Company)

Sunday: 11am – 5pm (Full Company)

Rehearsal Weekend: 25 & 26 April 2020

Rehearsal Location: Melbourne CBD (various locations)

** Rehearsal requirements will vary for cast members depending on role. All roles may not be required at all rehearsals. Rehearsals for leading roles will be scheduled on weeknights based on availability. Full ensemble rehearsals will be on Sundays.

--- AUDITION DETAILS ---

Vocal Audition – Saturday, 1 February 2020

Dance Workshop – Saturday, 8 February 2020

Final Callbacks – Sunday, 9 February 2020

Audition Location: Melbourne CBD

Book your audition below by completing the form & selecting ONE audition slot. VERY IMPORTANT: Please indicate whether or not you are involved in any legal profession in 'Other Information' at the end of the audition form, including in what capacity, e.g. lawyer, student of Law.

Please attach your performance CV as well as a headshot to your Cast98 profile. Auditionees must be at least 18 years of age at the time of their audition.

If you have any questions about the audition & rehearsal process, or are interested in auditioning but unable to attend the initial auditions, please email urinetownprod@bottledsnail.com

--- AUDITION REQUIREMENTS ---

Please prepare one character song and one contrasting song in the style of the show that showcases your vocal range, acting ability and comedic timing. Please do not perform any material from the show.

Choose the best 16-32 bars of each song and note that the panel may not need to hear both pieces. Auditionees may be required to undertake a vocal range test and a cold-read of the script.

Please bring sheet music (in the correct key & in a folder) for the accompanist. Backing tracks cannot be used for this audition. The vocal audition may take approximately ten minutes. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled audition time.

You may be invited to participate in a dance workshop. The creative team is seeking a specialist dance ensemble. Please indicate your dance experience in your submission. Note, not all roles will be required to dance.

--- CASTING ---

BottledSnail Productions is seeking a diverse cast of singers, actors & dancers. All auditionees will be considered regardless of race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender identity or ability

ROLES (14 Characters, 4 Ensemble, 6 Dancers, 4 Off-Stage Singers)

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.

Male who can play 18-30 yrs old. Range: A2 – C4

HOPE CLADWELL

Cladwell's ravishingly beautiful daughter, torn between her father and her new love for Bobby. She begins as an innocent, naive angel who is fresh out of the Most Expensive University in the World, but becomes vengeful and determined after being exposed to her father's evil.

Female who can play 20-30 yrs old. Range: A3 - A5

CALDWELL B. CLADWELL

The evil president and owner of the Urine Good Company. He is a miserly money-grubber who gleefully exploits the poor.

Male who can play 50-65 yrs old. Range: A2 - G4

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.

Male who can play 30-55 yrs old. Range: A2 - A4

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.

Female who can play 30-50 yrs old. Range: A3 - C6

LITTLE SALLY

A precocious and irreverent street urchin. She serves as a quasi-narrator who often questions Lockstock and the play's logic.

Female, young girl (but must be an adult actor). Range: A3 - E5

DR. BILLEAUX

Head of Research and Development at UGC.

Male who can play 30-55 yrs old. Range: E3 - A3

HOT BLADES HARRY

One of the Poor, he is a psychopathic and can become a violent, loose cannon.

Male who can play 20-60 yrs old. Range: A2 - F4

JOSEPH "OLD MAN" STRONG

Bobby's rebellious father. His refusal to pay the fee sends him to Urinetown, ultimately launching the revolution.

Male who can play 50-65 yrs old. Speaking Role but doubles as ensemble (singing/dancing)

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.

Female who can play 45-65 yrs old. Range: Bb3 - D5

 LITTLE BECKY TWO-SHOES

One of the Poor. She is foul-mouthed, impulsive, and accusatory.

Female who can play 20-40 yrs old. Range: Bb3 - F5

MR. MCQUEEN

Cladwell's sycophantic lackey. A flamboyantly servile assistant.

Male who can play 30-45 yrs old. Range: B2 - EF

OFFICER BARREL

Lockstock's patrol partner. A thuggish and aggressive policeman with a secret!

Male who can play 30-50 yrs old. Range: G2 - F4

SENATOR FIPP

A greedy politician in Cladwell's pocket. A bumbling coward.

Male who can play 30-55 yrs old. Range: C#3 - F4

SOUPY SUE

One of the Poor, she is excitable and easily panicked.

Female who can play 25-45 yrs old. Range: Bb3 - B4

TINY TOM

One of the Poor, he is an idiotic man-child.

Male who can play 20-50 yrs old. Range: D3 - A3

OTHER ROLES

ENSEMBLE (4 x Roles)

The Rebels/ Police/ UGC Executives

Male/Female, 18+ yrs old

DANCERS (6 Roles)

Must be confident in Jazz, Tap & Ballet

Off-Stage Singers (4 vocalists required)

Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Bass

** O/S Singers will only need to attend music rehearsals


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