Urinetown

Information

Show Credits: Music by Mark Hollmann
Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis
Book by Greg Kotis

Description:
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! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, URINETOWN provides a fresh perspective of 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 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.

Filichia Features: Urinetown for Kidz

Filichia Features: Urinetown for Kidz

At the turn of the new century, few Broadway insiders would have believed it. Yes, this musical ...
(March 21, 2014, 10:40 am)

Urine Good Company with The New Generation Theatre!

Urine Good Company with The New Generation Theatre!

It’s a privilege to…see young performers tackle sophisticated and edgy material with ...
(August 20, 2012, 2:27 pm)

Choosing Your High School’s Musical: Part 3

Choosing Your High School’s Musical: Part 3

Welcome to the third blog post in our “Choosing Your High School’s Musical” ...
(January 25, 2011, 2:55 pm)

Denver School of the Arts’ URINETOWN Featured on Denverpost.com

Denver School of the Arts’ URINETOWN Featured on Denverpost.com

After making it home from the 2010 International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, NE and having a ...
(June 30, 2010, 12:40 pm)

View All

Upcoming Productions