Fine Arts

Theatre Department Auditions: Urinetown

The Walnut Hills Theatre Department will be holding auditions for our senior high musical: Urinetown


When:
Tuesday, November 19 & Wednesday, November 20 from 3-6 p.m.
Callbacks Thursday, November 21 from 3-6 p.m.

Where:
Walnut Hills High School Auditorium

Who:
Any student in grades 9-12 regardless of previous experience.  If you're interested, we want to see you!

Before you audition:
Electronically fill out the audition form and sign up for a time slot here.  You will be emailed a receipt once you fill out the form, but be sure you write down your audition time so you don't forget!

You may also download an audition packet from the site above, or pick up a hard copy from the callboard by the scene shop in the hallway behind the auditorium. Please prepare ONE musical selection, and one side/monologue from the packet.  Memorization of the material is encouraged, but not required.

At your audition:
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early and report to room 2510 to check in with the stage manager. The stage manager will take you down to the Black Box at your appointed time.

Callbacks:
If necessary, callbacks will be held on Thursday, November 21 for any auditionees we need to see again.  

More specific information about the audition process, callbacks, and rehearsals can be found in the audition packet.

Performance Dates:
February 13-15 @ 7 p.m.

This is Walnut Hills' Cappies show for the year.  Cappies critics will attend the 2/15 performance.

About the Show: 

Book by Greg Kotis

Music by Marc Hollman

Music and Lyrics by Marc Hollman and Greg Kotis

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!


Questions? 

Please email Mr. Sherman, the Theatre Department Head at 
shermmi@cps-k12.org 
 

 
 
 
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