You might think Urinetown: The Musical sounds unappealing, but don’t let the title fool you. This musical won Tony Awards for its direction, book, music and lyrics when it first ran on Broadway in 2002, and the New York Times called it, “a great musical-extraordinary, hilarious, and entirely original.” It will be all that and more when presented this summer by the talented cast and crew at ACT.
The story is set in a city where a 20-year drought has created a terrible water shortage, forcing the citizens to pay to…pee. The social commentary in its off-beat plot is certainly relevant today, as it satirizes capitalism, bureaucracy, and corporate greed. Indeed, Urinetown: The Musical is the perfect mix of sophisticated, dark humor and fun, wacky music and characters.
Director and Choreographer Marc C. Howard leads the creative team with D. Keith Stiver Music Director, Katie Hintze producer, and Ann Nyenhuis Technical Director/Stage Manager.
The talented cast of actors includes Alexcia Ambroz, Brandon Anders, Ronald E. Aulet, George Bailey, Alessia Carrossellia, Craig Conrad, Matthew Harrington, McKenna Hassel, Elaija Houpt, Shelby Houpt, Patrick Jalbert, Jack Jennemann, Bob Maddox, Melanie Moore, James Newton, Peggy Newton, Jessie Pollack, and Louis Schwartz.
Urinetown: The Musical is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows,com