Making A Dramatic Difference
The CenterPoint Academy motto is “You Belong Here,” and nobody knows that better than the 716 people, ages 3-18, that we train in performing arts. What we really teach them, however, is how to be the awesomest version of themselves.
While the performing arts training we offer is top-notch, taught by the best local working artists, the end result for the vast majority of our students isn’t the Broadway stage.
Instead, we use the arts to teach lessons that matter in any facet of life – confidence, discipline, leadership, self-esteem, teamwork, friendship, and creativity. Our students learn these universally-relevant skills and become assets wherever they go – at school, at work, at church, and at home.
The Academy provides unique performance opportunities to these students on the CenterPoint Theatre stages, performing for more than 15,000 people per year, in over 125 performances of more than a dozen different shows.
Academy Directors – Danny & Wendy Inkley
Producer – Jana Plowman
Director – Danny Inkley
Music Director – Tara Wardle
Choreographer – Bailee DeYoung
Stage Manager – Kristina Boler
Technical Director – Derek Walden
Sound Design – Derek Walden
Lighting Design – Jordan Fowler
Costume Design – Brianna Taylor
Set Design – Josh Roberts, Jana Plowman
Set Construction -Truxton Moulton, Silas Stott
Scenic Charge Artist – Cynthia Klumpp
Scenic Painter – Janae Klumpp Gibb
Props Mistress/Set Dressing – Marilyn Montgomery
Hair & Makeup Design Design – Kristen Alley
Photographer – Micah Young
Thank you for being brave and coming to a show called Urinetown, perhaps against all reason and good taste!
Urinetown won three Tony awards. We swear we are not making this up. So, if you can get past the title, there’s actually a tremendous show here that you’d see done a lot more if it wasn’t called Urinetown. But it is, and here we are!
Urinetown is a gleefully irreverent satire of Broadway musicals. It’s a dark comedy that weaves together humor and music and melodrama with some ridiculous exaggerated themes about political idealism and social disparity and revolution and love and capitalism and the stories we tell and what we put our belief in. It’s just a big barrel of unexpected, almost the anti-Broadway musical Broadway musical.
It is not a happy musical. But it is an awesome one.
We’ve had an absolute blast putting this together, a show that’s totally different from lots of things these tremendous young people have ever done. And, as always, I’m so impressed by the way they rise to the challenge. These are crazy times in this world of ours, and these people give me hope. I’m convinced they can do anything.
Thanks for sharing them with us, and for trusting what we do. This Academy is a special, special place, and a blessing for so many.
Even when we do something ridiculous like put up a show called Urinetown. I hope it makes you laugh and, even, against all odds, gives you something to think about!
Danny Inkley – Director
Scene 1 – (Public Amenity #9)
It’s A Privilege To Pee
It’s A Privilege To Pee (Lockstock Reprise)
Scene 2 – (Executive Offices of Urine Good Company)
Scene 3 – (A Street Corner)
Follow Your Heart
Scene 4 – (Public Amenity #9)
Look At The Sky
Scene 5 – (Executive Offices of Urine Good Company)
Don’t Be The Bunny
Scene 6 – (Public Amenity #9)
Act 1 Finale
Scene 1 – (A Secret Hideout)
What Is Urinetown
Scene 2 – (A Secret Hideout)
Snuff That Girl
Run Freedom Run
Follow You Heart (Reprise)
Scene 3 – (Executive Offices of Urine Good Company)
Why Did I Listen To That Man
Scene 4 – (A Secret Hideout)
Tell Her I Love Her
Scene 5 – (A Secret Hideout)
We’re Not Sorry
The Streets on the way to the offices of Urine Good Company
I’m Not Sorry (Reprise)
Executive Offices of Urine Good Company
I See A River
|Bobby Strong||Jaden Taylor|
|Hope Cladwell||Amy Gurney|
|Officer Lockstock||Ryker Thompson|
|Little Sally||Elle Paxton|
|Penelope Pennywise||Miette Reis|
|Caldwell B. Caldwell||Keegan Bailey|
|Mr. (Mrs.) McQueen/Cop||Sophie Anderson|
|Senator Fipp/Cop||McKay Clemens|
|Dr. Billeaux/Cop||Jubilee Lewis|
|Mrs. Millennium/Cop||Kate Squire|
|UGC Executive 1/ Poor/Cop||Maddie Davis|
|UGC Executive 2/ Poor/Cop||Gwen Draney|
|UGC Office Girl 1/ Poor/Cop||Savannah Everts|
|Officer Barrell||Tayson Wardle|
|"Boy" Cop 1- Rex/ Poor||Gini Nelson|
|"Boy" Cop 2- Murphy/ Poor||Ainsley Monroe|
|"Boy" Cop 3- Bernard/ Poor||Haven Putman|
|Girl Cop 1- Meredith/ Poor||Elliott Reis|
|Old Man Strong/Poor||Harrison Jones|
|Josephine Strong||Carly McBride|
|Tiny Tom||Jacob Blood|
|Soupy Sue||Robyn Jacobson|
|Little Becky Two Shoes||Alivia Petersen|
|Robby The Stockfish||Ethan McBride|
|Hot Blades Harry||Cameron Berkley|
|Billy Boy Bill||Will Leger|
|Poor/Rebel 1/Dance Corps||Ava Ward|
|Poor/Rebel 2/Dance Corps||Ashlyn Checketts|
|Poor/Rebel 3/Dance Corps||Kelsey Chamberlain|
|Poor/Rebel 4/Dance Corps||Laynie Anderson|
|Poor/Rebel 5||Ella Darden|
|Poor/Rebel 6||Ella Backes|
|Poor/Rebel 7||Sadie Hogan|
The Academy Fan Club is our theatre guild. It’s a group of grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, and other Academy fans. It’s designed to take the incredible spirit of volunteerism and support here and to organize it in a more formal, effective way. The Fan Club supports the Academy with teaching, feeding, building, breaking down, costuming, propping, teaching, fundraising, and other cool things that make the Academy awesome.
Most of these Fan Club opportunities don’t take much time, but they make a real difference. You can see more about the Fan Club here:
Most importantly, WE LOVE GRANDPARENTS!!!
Grandparents are some of our biggest fans, and lots of our interest in even forming the Fan Club was to involve the grands. We want to include as many of them as possible.
To get involved, you can sign up online at the link above. And if you have questions, feel free to email Margo Beecher at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Come play with CenterPoint Academy!
Auditions will take place by appointment from 9:00 AM-12:00 Noon. The show runs March 13th through April 11th. Shelby Ferrin will direct, Aaron Ford will choreograph and Tara Wardle will music direct.
Bring any conflicts from January 6th through April 11th along with a headshot and resume to auditions. Callbacks are scheduled for Tuesday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 8th. Rehearsals will start Monday, January 13th.
Auditions are open to all performers 8 years and older. Children are encouraged to audition with a parent or guardian. All roles are open. Come prepared to sing 30 seconds or less of a song in the style of the show. Live accompaniment will be provided. No pre-recorded music please.
Auditions will take place at the theatre located at 525 North, 400 West in Centerville. Enter in the building on the west side basement entrance. Please email the theatre at email@example.com to schedule an audition time.
Note: ages listed are approximate and represent how the characters read onstage, not necessarily the ages of the performers. Please note, where applicable, any requirements for on-stage intimacy or physicality.
MALE ROLES: HAROLD HILL: Smooth-talking con man and traveling salesman who beguiles the town before falling in love with Marian; overflowing with charm and charisma; kisses Marian; physically struggles with Charlie Cowell. RANGE: Ab2-F4, AGE: 30-45
MARCELLUS WASHBURN: Former con man and friend to Harold, now trying to settle down in River City; immensely likeable with comic timing; kisses Ethel; physically struggles with Charlie Cowell; leads an energetic dance. RANGE: A4-G2, AGE: 25-40
MAYOR GEORGE SHINN: The Mayor of River City, protective of his town and family; self-important, blustery, pompous, but not too bright. RANGE: Any, AGE: 40-60
WINTHROP PAROO: Marian’s adorable little brother who speaks with a lisp; precocious but moody. RANGE: C4-Eb5, AGE: 9-12
CHARLIE COWELL: Rival traveling salesman out to expose Harold Hill; determined and moralistic; kisses Marian; physically struggles with Marcellus and Harold; may also play a townsperson in some scenes. RANGE: Any, AGE: 25-45
TOMMY DJILAS: Trouble-making teenager who becomes an assistant leader of the boys’ band; rebellious but smart and handsome. RANGE: Any, AGE: 16-20
JACEY SQUIRES: Owner of livery stable and school board member who bickers with his peers before joining them in the barbershop quartet as the high tenor; married to Mrs. Squires. RANGE: C3-C5, AGE: 25-55
EWART DUNLOP: Owner of the general store and school board member who bickers with his peers before joining them in the barbershop quartet as the second tenor; married to Maud. RANGE: F3-F5, AGE: 25-55
OLIVER HIX: Banker and school board member who bickers with his peers before joining them in the barbershop quartet as the baritone; married to Alma. RANGE: B2-F4, AGE: 25-55
OLIN BRITT: Newspaper editor and school board member who bickers with his peers before joining them in the barbershop quartet as the bass. RANGE: F2-C4, AGE: 25-55
OTHER ROLES FOR MEN: Constable Locke, the town sheriff; Train conductor; Traveling salesmen; River City townspersons of all ages, shapes, and sizes some of them in “families”; River City boys/teens who sing, dance and join the boys’ band
FEMALE ROLES: MARIAN PAROO: Town librarian and piano teacher, sister of Winthrop and daughter of Mrs. Paroo; well-read, independent, head-strong, beautiful but elusive, hopelessly romantic but intensely guarded; kisses Harold and Charlie Cowell; RANGE: G3-A5, AGE: 25-35
MRS. PAROO: Widowed mother to Marian and Winthrop; sweet, cheerful, always busy, and slightly intrusive in her daughter’s love life; speaks with an Irish accent. RANGE: Ab3-Eb5, AGE: 45-55
EULALIE MACKECKNIE SHINN: Mayor Shinn’s peacock wife, a know-it-all busybody who knows everyone and everything in town; self-important, grandiose, gossipy, snobbish, and easily flattered; must have great comedic range without being over-the-top. RANGE: D4-D5, AGE: 40-50
AMARYLLIS: Marian’s piano student who likes Winthrop but teases him; sweet but a little bratty; must pretend to play the piano. RANGE: C4-E5, AGE: 9-12
ZANEETA SHINN: Mayor Shinn’s teenage daughter with a crush on Tommy Djilas; cute, feminine, a little daffy; dances energetically. RANGE: Any, AGE: 16-20
GRACIE SHINN: Mayor’s younger daughter. RANGE: Any, AGE: 9-12 ETHEL TOFFELMIER: Player piano player and town gossip who is dating Marcellus; jolly and friendly, but gossipy; kisses Marcellus. RANGE: Any, AGE: 25-35
ALMA HIX: Wife of Oliver Hix and a town gossip. RANGE: G4-G5, AGE: 25-45 MAUD DUNLOP: Wife of Ewart Dunlop and a town gossip. RANGE: G4-G5, AGE: 25-55 MRS. SQUIRES: Wife of Jacey Squires and a town gossip. RANGE: G4-G5, AGE: 25-55
OTHER ROLES FOR WOMEN/GIRLS: River City townspersons of all ages, shapes, and sizes, some of them in “families”; River City girls/teens who sing and dance.