by Greg Kotis, music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann
Directed by Rebecca Waxman
with Alli Lubin as musical director and Alisa Hauser as choreographer and vocal coach
Sponsored by Hazel Restaurant, Rich Earth Institute, and The Richards Group
A side-splitting send-up of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.
Winner of three TONY Awards, three Outer Critic’s Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself
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 he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!
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.
Performances: August 7-15
Friday, August 7, 7pm
Saturday, August 8, 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, August 9, 2pm
NO SHOW Monday, August 10
Tuesday, August 11, 7pm
Wednesday, August 12, 7pm
Thursday, August 13, 7pm
Friday, August 14, 7pm
Saturday, August 15, 2pm and 7pm
Tickets: Adult $15, Student $11, Senior $13