music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann; book and lyrics by Greg Kotis
Appropriate for High School and Above
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 on 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 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 one is safe from scrutiny.
"Rousing and infectious." – Variety"
A sharp satire of the musical form.... Every line in the book and lyrics screams "comedy." – Boston Globe
"You must immediately see Urinetown The Musical...." – Talkin' Broadway
"Urinetown packs tremendous fun." – Time Out
"A goofy good time [that] ...keeps the audience chortling." – LA Times
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