URINETOWN CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS

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

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: Mezzo 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

 

McQueen

Vocal Range: Tenor or Alto

Cladwell’s head lackey and corporate “yes”-person – a flamboyant character! They are 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: Mezzo 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: Mezzo 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 Tom

Vocal Range: Low

Believes they are younger than they actually are and appears eccentric due to their 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 or Alto

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

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’s Secretary / UGC Executive

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

Various ages and vocal ranges.

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.

© 2014 by LAVC THEATRE ARTS.

Photographs by Richard Michael Johnson and others.
 

Setting of When that I was and a little tiny boy by Michele Ryan, click on her to find out more about Michele

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