Urinetown the Musical Information Night
Urinetown the Musical
“What kind of musical is this?!” So asks the character Little Sally as the plot of “Urinetown” takes another unexpected turn. “Urinetown” is set in a town suffering severe water restrictions due to a drought. It is a satirical musical comedy which has all the usual ingredients of good versus evil, love, power and rebellion. Money-hungry big corporations, corrupt officials, populism and even musical theatre itself are all in the firing line.
Premiering on Broadway in 2001, it has won three Tony Awards (including Best Musical Score and Best Book in a musical) and the professional cast alumni includes David Campbell, Lisa McCune, Shane Bourne and Hunter Foster. The music includes gospel, jazz, rhythm and swing, as well as big ensemble numbers that give a nudge and wink to larger musicals such as Les Miserables, with major roles across a range of ages and voices.
As you would expect from a show that began life at a fringe festival, “Urinetown” has a creative set and characters that are more Gotham City than Disney, some of whom have become annual fixtures at Actors Equity fundraisers. Themes of environmental responsibility, popular government and social justice as well as its catchy music have made the show popular among high schools and amateur theatre companies worldwide.
The ALOTCo production will be directed by Airell Hodgkinson, who has directed ALOTCo’s productions of Monty Python’s Spamalot (2016) and Little Shop of Horrors (2018)
If you’re champing at the bit to push your musical theatre boundaries and have a laugh in the process, come down to “Urinetown”. Information night Wednesday December 11th, Auditions Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December.
Rehearsals start late Jan 2020, with performances April 16th to May 2nd, 2020
Wednesday 11 December 2019, 07:00pm