Nov. 30-Dec. 3: Audition for Theater Underground production of "Urinetown: The Musical"

By Kevin O'Connor
Posted October 13, 2016

Nov. 30-Dec. 3: Audition for Theater Underground production of "Urinetown: The Musical"

Auditions for the Metropolitan State Theater Program’s spring semester production of Urinetown: The Musical will be Nov. 30- Dec. 3.

The play is produced in association with Theater Underground and the Minneapolis Community and Technical College theater department.

Winner of three TONY Awards, three Outer Critic’s Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a musical satire of capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, and corporate greed.

Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, set in an impoverished 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. Inspired by the works of Brecht and Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny.

The production needs 11 women and 11 men (all ages) and is a multicultural casting. Read on for audition details.

To audition:
Perform a two-minute monologue, a prepared uptempo song (ideally from a musical comedy), and a ballad to be sung upon request without accompaniment. A headshot and resume are recommended, but not required. Actors are advised to dress for movement

Audition dates:
– Wednesday, Nov. 30,  7:30-9:30 p.m.
– Thursday, Dec. 1, 7:30-10 p.m.
– Friday, Dec. 2, 4-6 p.m.
– Saturday, Dec. 3, 10-11:30 a.m.
– Callbacks: Saturday, Dec. 3, noon-4:30 pm

Audition location:
Whitney Fine Arts Theatre/ f1200 – 1424 Yale Place, Minneapolis, 55403

Performance dates:
Rehearsal times are Monday through Thursday evenings from 6-10 p.m and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. with performances Feb. 15-18, 2017. Rehearsals will begin Dec. 5, 2016. For more information, contact director Justin Kirkeberg,