URINETOWN: Our Summer Musical Theater Intensive Production


Auditions have finally concluded and the Chapel Hill School of Musical Arts is proud to announce our cast list for the upcoming 2019 Summer Musical Theatre Intensive: Urinetown the Musical! We are excited to work with this incredibly talented group of students during the next three months.

Make sure to mark your calendars for performances August 9-11 at the Carrboro Arts Center. Be on the lookout for ticket information coming soon!

If you are interested in performing with the Summer Musical Theatre Intensive here at CHSMA, be sure to keep an eye out for future auditions! We regularly update our website with new audition and production information.

ABOUT OUR SMTI PROGRAM: Our special summer musical theater intensive program offers students “the best of all possible worlds”:

  • The chance to work with music and theater professionals who will help develop their skills in singing, acting and movement.
  • The unique opportunity to work with students from other schools around the area who love performing.
  • The opportunity to create a fully-realized musical from start to finish – the ultimate in performing arts experience.
  • The ability to increase their understanding of the history of acting and theater, it’s various styles and manifestations and how they relate to this particular show.

ABOUT THE SHOW:

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.