Each Spring, Broadway Workshop along with Project Broadway present a lavish full scale Main Stage musical theatre production.
Our next live stage production will take place in the spring of 2023 at THEATER 555 on 42nd Street in New York City! We are so thrilled to announce the 2023 Main Stage production will be the Hit TONY Award winning musical – URINETOWN. For the first time ever the Main Stage will run for two weekends allowing each cast of URINETOWN 4 performances in our Off Broadway Theater!
Book and Lyrics by GREG KOTIS
Music and Lyrics by MARK HOLLMAN
Directed by MARC TUMMINELLI
Choreographed by CASEY LEIGH THOMPSON
MAIN STAGE 2023 Dates
Virtual Auditions submitted by: 1/12/23
Live Audition Day: Saturday 1/14/23
Callback Day: Sunday 1/22/23
Rehearsals begin: Saturday 3/4/23
2023 Performance Dates: 4/28, 4/29, 4/30, 5/5, 5/6, 5/7
Two cast of dynamic, funny, actors between the ages of 13-20. Performers should have strong musical theater vocals and move well to play all leading, featured and ensemble roles.
What to prepare for our live auditions:
One musical theater song that shows off your vocal ability and personality. Please make sure you have sheet music in the right key for you. Please select a short (under 1:30 cut). An accompanist will be provided at the live audition. Please bring an additional musical theater song to have as a back up option. Check out https://performerstuff.com/ or https://www.musicnotes.com/ for song cuts and sheet music. Bring recent photo and resume (if possible) to live audition. There is no dance component at the initial audition.
What to prepare for filmed/virtual auditions:
We do prefer to see students in person at our live auditions but if you unable to make it in person we are very happy to consider you via our virtual audition platform. Please slate your name, age before your vocal audition. Select one musical theater song that shows off your vocal ability and personality. Please select a short (under 1:30 cut) and use a per-recorded musical track or live piano. Please avoid singing acappella for virtual auditions. Check out https://performerstuff.com/ or https://www.musicnotes.com/ for song cuts and backing tracks. Virtual auditions can be submitted January 12, 2023.
More About URINETOWN:
Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, environmental collapse, privatization of natural resources,bureaucracy, 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!
Rehearsals take place on weekend afternoon/evenings and some Friday evenings (leading actors only) starting March 4th. All Rehearsals take place at Ripley Grier Studios (520 8th Ave – 16th Floor).
For 2023 we are thrilled to run our Main Stage for two weekends with 8 total performances. Performances will take place April 28-May 7, 2023 at the Off-Broadway theater venue – THEATER 555 located on 42nd Street in NYC!
Rehearsal and Performance Schedule:
Below you will find a link to the rehearsal and performance conflict sheet. This document list all potential rehearsals. We do allow conflicts and do our best to make the official schedule around our cast’s scheduled conflicts. Please note Friday rehearsals are for small principal scenes only. The full cast will not be called for Friday evening rehearsals. Not all actors will be called for each rehearsal. Actors are only called when they are needed for staging.
URINETOWN REHEARSAL SCHEDULE CONFLICT SHEET
There is no fee to audition. If cast, there is a $995 registration fee to participate in the production. Full and partial scholarships are available through Project Broadway. Students requesting full or partial financial assistance will need to fill out a scholarship form BEFORE auditions. Click HERE for our scholarship application.
Students ages 13-14 can be considered for both the Main Stage and the Jr Main Stage, but are only required to attend one audition appointment.
More Main Stage Info:
The Main Stage production is geared towards high school and college students ages 13-21. Over the past 10 years Broadway Workshop has produced some of the highest quality youth theatre available and has been part of the pilots of several major musicals – Click here to see photos from our past productions. Our Main Stage and Junior Main Stage productions take place at an Off-Broadway theater venue in Manhattan and utilizes the highest level of directors, choreographers, lighting designers, set designers, costume designers and sound designers working in New York City. The Main Stage production will have two casts of student actors. All Broadway Workshop’s productions are co-produced by PROJECT BROADWAY a 501(c)3 non-profit program dedicated to providing scholarship opportunities for students interested in theatre arts. The Main Stage is a tuition based program, students cast in this program pay a $695 registration fee. Full and partial scholarships are available for students who qualify through Project Broadway. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must fill out a scholarship application and submit it before your audition.
All our productions touch on important topics of our society, including the issues of relationships and sex, we are not afraid to talk about the price of Cialis and other medicines that are important for family relationships.
Past Main Stage Productions:
2019 – Sister Act
2018 – Sweet Charity
2017 – Pippin
2016 – Cabaret
2015 – Bring It On
2014 – Carrie
2013 – Xanadu
2012 – Legally Blonde
2011 – The Secret Garden (Pilot)
2010 – The Little Mermaid Jr. (Pilot)