Acting Out! Theater Company, Inc.

56 Island Street

Lawrence, MA  01840

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Acting Out is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.  Fully Insured

NEW AUDITIONS!

URINETOWN

AUDITION: January 26 6 - 9pm  and January 30th 7:30-9pm

PERFORMANCE DATES: May 28-May 31 

REHEARSALS START: February 27th

CAST Ages 18 and Up

Please be prepared to sing 16 measures of a song (you must bring the sheet music)

Cold readings from the script

Choreo audition- dress appropriately 

Rehearsals Thursday eve 7-9pm  Sundays 2:00-5:00pm

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.

Officer Lockstock

Vocal Range: Bass/ Baritone Narrator of the show and leader of the Police. A figure of authority. A key role. He is a symbol of police brutality and suppression by means of force. Strong acting ability and excellent comic timing are required. Some dance skills required. Prominent in 5 songs

Little Sally

Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano A poor street urchin who is also co- narrator of the show. Needs to be smallish in stature because she is the ‘child’ of the cast. Needs to look young in stage age. She is innocent initially, but it becomes clear she is easily persuaded by mob coercion. A key role. Strong acting - singing ability and comic timing. Medium dance skills required. Prominent in 3 songs

Bobby Strong

Vocal Range: Tenor Height:The “Hero” of the show and the assistant-custodian at the poorest urinal in town – Amenity#9. Bobby is the leader of the poor through the rebellion and is not afraid to stand up for what he believes in. Falls in love with Hope. He is a college drop-out and pseudo-anarchist. A key role. Strong acting - singing ability and good comic timing. Medium dance skills required. Prominent in 8 songs

 

Hope Cladwell

Vocal Range: Soprano Cladwell’s good hearted daughter. Fresh out of the Most Expensive University of the World and about to work at her father’s company. A naïve girl who believes there is good in everyone. Falls in love with Bobby. She lives in ignorant bliss, but has a strong heart. Key role. Strong acting - singing ability and good comic timing. Medium dance skills required. Prominent in 6 songs.

Caldwell B Cladwell

Baritone or Bass Baritone CEO of Urine Good Company (UGC). He is an unscrupulous capitalist and the main antagonist. He uses his employees and police force for his personal bidding. Key role. Strong acting - singing ability and good comic timing. Minimal dance required. Prominent in 5 songs

Penelope Pennywise

Vocal Range: Alto The proprietor of Public Amenity Number # 9, the poorest urinal in town. A Black sheep, she betters her public standing by leaching onto Cladwell. She is an intense realist and is ruthless in her attack when to it comes to earning her living. She possesses a plot-twisting secret. A gutsy female character. Strong acting - singing ability and comic timing. Medium dance skills preferable. Prominent in 5 songs.

Senator Fipp

Vocal Range: Bass A corrupt senator who takes bribes and lacks moral values. A creepy character who seems to lurk in all the wrong places. Strong acting, minimal singing skills and good comic timing. Minimal dance required. Prominent in 3 songs

Mr McQueen

Vocal Range: Tenor Cladwell’s head lackey and corporate “yes”-man – a flamboyant character! He is always following in Cladwell’s footsteps. Too weak to step out of the shadow. Strong acting, minimal singing skills and good comic timing. Minimal dance required. Prominent in 3 songs.

Hot Blades Harry

Vocal Range: Tenor A dangerous and unpredictable man- a sadist! He is willing to incite violence to get what he wants. A disgruntled blue-collar worker. Strong acting - singing ability and comic timing. Medium dance skills preferable. Prominent in 3 songs.

Little Becky Two-Shoes

Vocal Range: Soprano A disturbed girl who has been led astray by the bad influences of city-life. Essentially, an angsty teen. Follows Hot-Blades Harry. Strong acting - singing ability and comic timing. Medium dance skills preferable. Prominent in 3 songs.

Soupy Sue

Vocal Range: Soprano A middle-aged woman who has grown tired of desperation. She is a bit of an environmentalist. Angry, yet affectionate.  – singing ability and comic timing. Medium dance skills preferable. Prominent in 2 songs.

Tiny TomVocal Range: Bass or Baritone 

He believes himself to be younger than he actually is and appears eccentric due to his child-like nature. Strong acting - singing ability and comic timing. Medium dance skills preferable. Prominent in 2 songs.

Robby The Stockfish

Age: Open Vocal Range: Baritone Somewhat of a goof. He is recently unemployed from a menial desk job. Strong acting - singing ability and comic timing. Medium dance skills preferable.

Billy Boy Bill

Vocal Range: Tenor A lazy free-loader who just wants the easy way out. A poor rebel who frequents Public Amenity Number # 9. Strong acting - singing ability and comic timing. Medium dance skills preferable. Prominent in 2 songs.

Officer Barrel

Vocal Range: Bass Officer Lockstock’s right hand man. He is his partner in all things criminal. Blindly follows orders and does little thinking for himself. Strong acting - singing ability and comic timing. Minimal dance skills required. Prominent in 3 songs

Joseph ‘Old Man’ Strong / UGC Executive

Vocal Range: Tenor Bobby’s rebellious father. Bobby gets all his strength from his father and they have a close relationship. Strong acting, medium singing skills and comic timing. Minimal dance required. 

Josephine ‘ Old Ma’ Strong

Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano Bobby’s strong-willed mother. She is a poor woman who frequents Public Amenity Number# 9. Strong acting - singing ability and comic timing. Medium dance skills preferable. Prominent in 4 songs.

Cladwell Secretary

Vocal Range: Soprano Caldwell B Cladwell’s Head Secretary. Prim and proper in nature and look. Straight – laced. Strong acting – singing ability and comic timing. Minimal dance skills required.

Mrs Millenium / UGC Executive

Vocal Range: Soprano One of Cladwell’s lesser lackeys. Office worker who aspires to be Cladwell’s Head Secretary. Strong acting - singing ability and comic timing. Minimal dance skills required.

Dr. Billeaux / UGC Executive

Vocal Range: Bass or Baritone A scientist for Urine Good Company. Typical “crazy” stereotypical scientist. Strong acting - singing ability and comic timing. Minimal dance skills required. Prominent in 1 song.

Police/ Other UGC Executives/Additional Rebel Poor 

Age: Open Vocal Range: Various

Will be featured as Policemen / Policewomen, UGC Executives, and possibly additional poor people in the first and second Acts. Main roles will be a strong ensemble support base for Lockstock and Barrel and ensemble support for the UGC Scenes. Strong acting - singing ability and comic timing. Minimal dance skills required.

Announcement for 26 Pebbles by Eric Ulloa

 

Following unimaginable tragedy, residents of this once idyllic small town converge in a kind of “existential community meeting.” Audience is invited to grapple alongside actors how we all move forward in the face of tremendous loss.  

 

The specific context of this play is the 2012 Sandy Hook School shooting, but the questions it raises - and the redemption it offers- are meant for every person living in any town in America today. 

 

Proceeds from this production will be donated to Sandy Hook Promise, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing programs and practices that protect children from gun violence. 

 

We will be casting a genuine ensemble of 6-12 adult actors, capable of playing multiple distinct characters.

 

The rehearsal process will honor the seriousness of the subject matter without dwelling in sadness.  We all have a need to connect and play and release, and that will be mindfully built in.  This is an opportunity to “gift your gifts” to the greater good. 

 

Auditions will be held Sunday, February 23 from 6-8 PM and Monday, February 24 from 7-9 PM.  

 

Please sign up to audition at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4DA5A923A0FF2-26pebbles

 

The first rehearsal and read-through will be Tuesday, March 3.  There will be two rehearsals a week, likely Tuesday evenings and another time determined after reviewing actors’ conflicts.  The rehearsal schedule will be set and given to you in advance of the read-through.  There will be no rehearsals the week of April 18- 26.  Tech week begins Monday, May 4, and the production dates are Friday, May 8 – Sunday, May 10.  Please note this is Mother’s Day weekend. 

 

Should you have any questions, feel free to contact the director, Heather Butler, at HeatherCamille@gmail.com.