Pittsburg High School Music Rep Theatre will bring to life a side-splitting send-off of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold, with “Urinetown” on Nov. 17-19 at PHS.
Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, “Urinetown” is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself!
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.
The show, directed by Greg Shaw, is accompanied by a live band under the direction of Cooper Neil, with vocal direction by Susan Laushman. As part of their semester-long rehearsals, the cast completed a master class with Broadway actress Janine DiVita, who once played the lead female role of Pennywise.
Performance times are 7 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18, and 2 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19.
Tickets will be available for purchase at the door: $7 for adults, $5 for students.
This blog is authored by Friends of PHS Performing Arts.