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Urinetown: Auditions Notice - July 25 & 25 @ 6:30pm

The Rochester Civic Theatre Company will hold auditions for its September 2017 production, Urinetown, on July 25 & 26, at 6:30PM. The Civic’s production of Urinetown will be directed by Kathy Keech. Performance dates for Urinetown are September 8 – October 1, 2017. 

Adult roles are available for all age groups. Actors 16 years and up are encouraged to audition. Individuals interested in auditioning are advised to prepare a musical piece in advance and bring their sheet music to the audition. 

Urinetown is a satirical musical comedy that premiered in 2001. It satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and municipal politics. 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. Amid the people, a hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom. Winner of 3 Tony Awards.

The theatre is looking for men and women for the roles of:  Bobby Strong, the dashing young revolutionary everyman and romantic protagonist of the play; Caldwell B. Cladwell, the evil president and owner of Urine Good Company; Hope Cladwell, Cladwell’s gorgeous daughter who is in love with Bobby; Officer Lockstock, a policemen and principal narrator; Little Sally, a precocious street-urchin and co-narrator; Penelope Pennywise, the shrewd warden with a surprising secret who works to keep order in the poorest, filthiest urinal in town; Officer Barrel, Lockstock’s partner; Mr.McQueen, Cladwell’s sneaky assistant; Senator Fipp, a corrupt politician beholden to Cladwell; Joseph “Old Man” Strong, Bobby’s rebellious father; Josephine “Ma” Strong, Bobby’s strong-willed mother;  Hot Blades Harry, a dangerous and unpredictable rebel. Little Becky Two-Shoes, a young, pregnant woman and Harry’s mate; Soupy Sue, an affectionate member of the rebel gang, Tiny Tom, a confused man-boy; Robby the Stockfish and Billy Boy Bill, poor rebels; Mrs. Millenium, an ambitious office worker who aspires to be Cladwell’s Head Secretary, and Dr. Billeaux, a scientist for Urine Good Company.

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Audition - Rochester Civic Theatre

  • No pre-registration necessary. 

  • Auditions at the Civic are always open to the public and never precast.

  • Rochester Civic Theatre Company practices color-blind casting and encourages people of all races, creeds, and cultures to audition.

  • Rehearsal schedule will be distributed at the auditions. 

  • For musical auditions: please prepare a song to sing at the audition. Bring the sheet music for an accompanist. Wear something comfortable to dance/move at the audition.

  • For non-musical auditions: Scripts are available to check out with a small deposit fee ($10) at the box office. Stop by the box office for details. Scripts must be returned to the box office by Monday before the audition dates.

  • Cast info is subject to change. Check this page often or contact Box Office for the current information.