ETBU's School of Fine Arts announces auditions for the fall musical, Urinetown.

Auditions are open to all students (regardless of major), staff, faculty, and members of the community.

Initial auditions will be Tuesday, August 26, in the Mabee Recital Hall of the Jenna Guest Music Building on the ETBU campus at 6:00 pm. (If you cannot come at 6:00, please come as soon as you are able.)

Callbacks will be held Thursday, August 28, at 6:00 pm.  If needed, additional callbacks will be scheduled for late Friday afternoon - around 4:30 pm.

What do I need to bring?
If able, please arrive a few minutes early to fill out paperwork, including a list of potential conflicts between September 1 and October 6.

What do I need to prepare?
For auditions, actors will need to prepare sixteen bars of a song (preferably from a Broadway musical, but not mandatory). An accompanist will be provided, though you may choose to sing without accompaniment. Actors will also audition with cold readings from the script provided at auditions.

How should I dress?
Business casual / professional dress.

What is Urinetown?
Urinetown is a Tony-Award winning musical comedy which tells the story of Bobby Strong and the underprivileged of Public Amenity #9 in their plight to stop corporate corruption and pee for free. The musical has the full support of ETBU’s administration and proceeds will benefit Hope Springs Water.

Need more information about our choice and the content?  Visit our musical information page.

The Department of Theatre Arts holds open auditions and invites all students, regardless of major, to audition.  Faculty, staff, and community members are also welcome to participate.
Directors make casting decisions based upon the following: 

  • The quality of the audition
  • The individual’s suitability for a role
  • Recent roles performed
  • Specific course or degree requirements
  • Availability for and recent participation in workdays and strikes
  • Calendar conflicts
  • Academic standing
  • Specific performance skills required by a role
  • Chemistry with other actors

Auditions are typically comprised of cold readings from the script.  However, they may also include improvisation, movement studies, and dialect readings.  Musical auditions require each individual to prepare at least sixteen bars from a previously produced musical (accompaniment is provided).  Please bring a copy of your sheet music. 

Auditions are announced at least two weeks prior to the audition date via departmental email, ETBU This Week, Tiger Daily, and the website.

If you have questions about the audition process, the time commitment involved, or about a particular production, please do not hesitate to contact the faculty of the Department of Theatre Arts.