“Urinetown: The Musical” to Play at the University of La Verne

October 29, 2012 by University of La Verne

What: An outrageous tale of greed, corruption and love is told when a drought in a Gotham-like city leads to a government-enforced ban on private toilets, preventing one of humanity’s most basic needs from being fulfilled freely.

In the satirical comedy, Urinetown: The Musical, a water-shortage forces citizens to pay for the use of public amenities, regulated by a single evil company that decides to make a profit by monopolizing the use of something that all people inherently need. Fed up by the corruption, a hero rises and decides to lead the people in a revolution to gain back their right to use the restroom when they want- and at no cost.

Urinetown: The Musical, by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, makes fun of corruption, the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, bureaucracy and musical theatre itself through parodies of such classics as West Side Story, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Evita, Three Penny Opera, Les Miserables and many more. The winner of three Tony awards, The Musical is an irreverent comedy that leaves no one behind when it comes to scrutiny.

The University of La Verne production is directed by three-time Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award winner Steven Kent, and is a collaboration of La Verne’s Department of Theatre Arts and Music.

When: Opening Night: Thursday, November 8th at 7:30 p.m.
Additional shows will be November 9, 10, 15, 16 at 7:30 p.m. with a closing Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m. on November 18th.

Where: Dailey Theatre, located on the University of La Verne’s main campus.

Details: Ticket prices are $15 for general admission, $10 for faculty/staff, and $8 for students.

Directions to the campus and parking information are available on the web at www.laverne.edu. Reservations and more information on this and future La Verne Theatre productions are available by calling (909) 593-3511 ext. 4386 or by visiting www.laverne.edu/theatre.

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