New Jersey Stage

Monday, November 29, 2010

Chester Theatre Group Holds Auditions for Urinetown: The Musical

(CHESTER, NJ) -- The Chester Theatre Group is holding auditions for their upcoming Production of URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL. Directed and Musically Directed by CTG veteran Clifford Parrish with Choreography by Megan Fiorentinos, this Tony winning satirical comedy musical, with music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and municipal politics. The unconventional plotline shatters audience expectations of a pleasant ending.

Audition Times/Dates:  Sunday,  Dec. 5 from 7 pm to 9 pm; Mon., Dec. 6 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm  No callbacks scheduled! Production Dates:  Opens Friday February 25, 2011 and runs Fridays/Saturdays at 8pm - Sundays at 2pm through March 20, 2011.  Location: The Black River Playhouse-corner of Maple and Grove in Chester, New Jersey.

Auditionees are asked to come prepared to sing at least 16 bars, with sheet music in the proper key.  An accompanist will be provided.  Readings will be from the script.  Please come prepared to move as dance audition will follow singing and readings.

<b>Plot Breakdown:</b>

In grim Gotham-like city of the future, a 20-year drought has occurred. As a result, the government has banned private toiletries and the citizens must use pay-to-pee toilets regulated by a monopolistic company, the Urine Good Company, which charges exorbitant prices. Bobby Strong, the assistant custodian at the poorest urinal in town, decides enough is enough. With the help of the daughter of the CEO of the Urine Good Company, Hope Cladwell, Bobby ends up leading a rebellion which frees the citizens.

 <b>Character Breakdown: </b>
 Officer Lockstock (baritone), Penelope Pennywise (high belt), Bobby Strong (baritenor) 20s, Little Sally (mezzo), Cladwell B. Cladwell (baritone) mature CEO type, Hope Cladwell (soprano) 20s.

The ensemble is made of 10 - 12 men and women, all of whom have characters, lines and singing. This is a very choral show, so those who enjoy choral singing will have a great time.  If you have any questions, you may contact director, Clifford Parrish at (908) 696 0411 or on Facebook.

For further information about The Chester Theatre Group, please visit our website at http://www.chestertheatregroup.org