Sunday, February 21, 2010

Upcoming: Urinetown, Southwestern University, Georgetown, March 3 - 7

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Southwestern University presents

Urinetown: The Musical

directed by Rick Roemer
Book by Greg Kotis, Music by Mark Hollman, Lyrics by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis

March 3 - 7, Weds-Thursday,
7 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 3 p.m.
Tickets: Weds-Thursday $12, $10 seniors, $8 students; weekends $18, $14 seniors, $12 students

Think times are tough now with soaring gas prices and foreclosures? Imagine a time in the near future when a 20-year drought leads to a government-enforced ban of private toilets!

One of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, Tony Award winning Urinetown, The Musical is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. Due to the water shortage citizens of a Gotham-like city 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, The Musical 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, The Musical catapults the comedic romp into high gear with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.

"This adventurous and ground-breaking musical can provoke us, engage us in fresh ways, push the boundaries of the form, and make a real emotional connection with the people on stage."- Time Magazine

"There is no show I've ever seen that gives off such a sense that the creators and performers know what it takes to make the world a better place." – New York Times

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1 comment:

  1. This was a fabulous show! Well worth the trip to Georgetown. The whole cast was fantastic!