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Ritz Mainstage Auditions – Urinetown & Little Women

January 11 - January 12

The Ritz Mainstage Players, located at The Ritz Theater & Performing Arts Center in Scranton PA are holding auditions for our upcoming productions of URINETOWN and LITTLE WOMEN THE MUSICAL. Open to Adults, College & High School Students

Tues, Jan 11 from 4:30-8:30pm (Singing/ Acting Auditions in 10 minute slots)
Wed Jan 12 from 4:30-8:30pm (Additional Singing/Acting Auditions in 10 minute slots 4:30-6pm then a Dance Call 6-7pm for those asked to attend from Tuesday & Wednesday’s auditions. Call backs TBD 7:00-8:30pm as needed. Please be prepared to stay on Wednesday, Jan. 12 if needed.
Please contact Erin Leibold, Stage Manager to book a 10-minute audition slot – ritzstagemanagement@gmail.com.
*If you can’t make either date, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate.

Urinetown Show Dates– April 7-10, 2022. Tech week begins Sunday, April 3. Rehearsals Sunday evenings (choreo), Monday evenings (music/ blocking), Wednesday evenings (blocking), starting mid/end of January TBD. Full schedule TBD after receiving cast conflicts.
*For full list of characters – https://stageagent.com/…/musical/1256/urinetown/characters
*Please note that roles are open EXCEPT for Bobby, Cladwell and Hope
Winner of three Tony Awards, Urinetown is a 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.
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the “comedic romp” into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
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!
Little Women (Musical) Show Dates – May 5-8, 2022. Tech week begins Sunday, May 1. Rehearsals starting late February on Tuesdays & Thursday evenings with additional evenings as needed in April. Full schedule TBD after receiving cast conflicts.
*For full list of characters – https://stageagent.com/…/1153/little-women/characters
*Please note that roles are open EXCEPT for Jo, Marmee, Meg, Mr. Lawrence and Aunt March
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

Please prepare the following for your VOCAL AUDITION:
– A 32 measure cut from a number from Urinetown and/or Little Women
– A 32 measure cut of your choice from any show title (contrasting in style).
**An accompanist will be provided – please bring sheet music in a binder. Playing a karaoke backtrack is also an option.
Please prepare the following for your ACTING AUDITION:
– A monologue of your choice (under 1 1/2 minutes)
– A cold reading will also be provided if time allows.
Please be prepared to attend our DANCE CALL on January 12th from 6-7pm if requested. Bring comfortable dance attire and appropriate dance shoes or sneakers.

Please contact Erin Leibold, Stage Manager, to book a 10-minute audition slot or to answer any questions you may have- ritzstagemanagement@gmail.com.
Production fees ($325) apply to all performers under 18 to offset necessary supervision & additional training.

Production Team:
Michael Melcher – Producer & Director
Sheri Melcher – Music Director
Cristina Sohns Williams – Choreographer
Taran Coulter – Technical Director & Lighting Designer
Erin Leibold – Stage Manager
Kayla Melcher – Set Designer & Set Painter
Brenton Schlosshauer – Costume, Hair & Makeup Designer
Additional production team members will be announced shortly


January 11
January 12