Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Just what we need in 2019.
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 that 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 musical style or social construct is safe from scrutiny. Boasting a cast with many diverse roles and an active ensemble, Urinetown is the perfect vehicle for our SMTI students to learn character creation and development, the historical facets of theatrical satire, and how to grow and hone their musical, movement and acting abilities.
AUDITIONS: TBA (late March/early April)
PERFORMANCE DATES: August 9-11, 2019 at the ArtsCenter, Carrboro
REHEARSAL PERIOD: July 8-August 8