Just as the rebels are about to murder Hope in revenge, Pennywise enters and offers herself instead, proclaiming herself to be Hope's mother. Officer Barrel – Lockstock's partner. Amateur The characters are all clearly "types" or "ideas" of people in the modern world. Cladwell is led to the roof, shouting that he regrets nothing, and however cruel he might have been, he "kept the pee off the street and the water in the ground."  A production began performances at Chicago's Mercury Theater in March 2006 and closed in May 2006, followed by New Line Theatre in St. Louis, MO in 2007. Extra performances are £30.00 per performance per song April 11 | 6:00 pm Urinetown: The Musical is a satirical comedy musical that premiered in 2001, with music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis. However, the town's newfound urinary bliss is short-lived, as its limited water supply quickly disappears. Originally planned to open on September 13, the show contained several references which, after the September 11 attacks, would prove offensive. It was originally presented as part of the 1999 New York International Fringe Festival, which is a production of The Present Company. The sign leads to the sewers, where the rebels are holding Hope hostage. The characters of Officer Lockstock and Little Sally are featured in what has become a yearly tradition at the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS annual Gypsy of the Year benefit concert, in which the characters – portrayed by actors Jennifer Cody and Don Richard, both of whom understudied the roles in the original cast – perform a short comedy sketch making fun of current Broadway shows. Cladwell orders Lockstock to search harder for the rebels, threatening that he will send everyone to Urinetown if Hope is not found. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Bobby, distraught over his father's arrest and wondering if he could have done something, tells Hope that his heart feels either cold or empty. Join us as we compare the dark world of water management in Urinetown to the current state of our water right here in Seattle! Concert Selections are the perfect way to give audiences a taste of the musical theatre experience without the sets, props and costumes. Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective of one of America's greatest art forms. With the town at peace at last, the age of fear is over and the people look forward to a bright new day. Bobby concludes that the laws are wrong. Extra performances are £62.50 per performance per song Horrified, Pennywise marvels at the depth of Cladwell's evil. The show opens with a grim welcome from Officer Lockstock, a policeman, assisted by the street urchin Little Sally. Cladwell is overjoyed, until the rest of the poor reveal themselves. In 2019, Urinetown opened in Singapore, produced by Pangdemonium Theatre Company. Too Much Exposition – Lockstock and Company, It's a Privilege to Pee – Pennywise and the Poor, It's a Privilege to Pee (Reprise) - Lockstock and the Poor, Mr. Cladwell – Cladwell, Hope, Mr. McQueen, and the Staff of UGC, Don't Be the Bunny – Cladwell and the Staff of UGC, Act One Finale – Bobby, Cladwell, Hope, and Company, What is Urinetown? Hope tells Bobby that the only answer is to follow his heart. It was directed by John Rando and featured music and lyrics by Mark Hollman, book and lyrics by Greg Kotis, and choreography by John Carrafa. Bobby regrets having ever listened to his heart. Invigorated, the poor rally around Bobby, but balk at his statement that the violent fight could take decades. Andi Alhadeff, Ensemble Post Show Cast Chat Playwright David Auburn, a friend of Kotis and Hollmann, came to see the show and immediately called production company The Araca Group. ), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. Cladwell vows to crush the rebellion, frightening Hope. Melanie Burgess, Costume Designer May 7 | After the 7:30pm performance | Falls Theatre Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter. Thursday, May 30 at 7:30 PM Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution. Cladwell pleads to the people that he is their only chance at seeing tomorrow, but it is no use. He also harbors a surprising, and slightly disturbing, secret. “A declaration of the power of theatre!” Initially, no production companies were interested in optioning the musical, but finally the Neo-Futurists, an experimental theatre group from Chicago, agreed to produce Urinetown for their 1999–2000 season. For detailed information about show content and possible triggers, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Run rehearsals straight from your mobile device using a virtual accompanist that plays every note of your show’s score. 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. In 2015, a production of the show opened in São Paulo, Brazil, at the Teatro do Nucleo Experimental. Change the key of any song and optimize your performer’s vocal range. Bobby refuses, and demands free access for the people. The Urine Good Company is renamed "The Bobby Strong Memorial Toilet Authority" and the people are henceforth allowed "to pee whenever they like, as much as they like, for as long as they like, and with whomever they like" ("I See A River"). The original cast included Hunter Foster (as Bobby Strong, later replaced by Tom Cavanagh), Jeff McCarthy (as Officer Lockstock), Nancy Opel (as Penelope Pennywise), John Cullum (as Caldwell B. Cladwell), Jennifer Laura Thompson (as Hope Cladwell), Spencer Kayden (as Little Sally), John Deyle (as Senator Fipp), and Ken Jennings (as Old Man Strong/Hot Blades Harry). Hope reveals to her father that she is still alive. Run Time: Two hours with one intermission  The production transferred to Sydney for the Sydney Theatre Company at the Sydney Theatre in June-July 2006. Pennywise fiercely swears that if any of the rebels harm Hope, she will have Bobby sent off to Urinetown. According to Lockstock and Little Sally, a twenty-year drought has caused a terrible water shortage, making private toilets unthinkable. Lockstock vows to catch the poor as he tells the audience to enjoy intermission ("Act I Finale"). Hope convinces the rebels to let her lead them, and she, Penny, and the poor march to the offices of UGC. Pricing for orchestral suites and other items is available by contacting us directly. Music Theatre International (Australasia). ("What is Urinetown?"). £60.00 per song for one month’s hire and one performance Little Sally returns to the hideout in a shocked daze, having just heard Bobby's last words. Justin Staisw, Sound Designer Conversation with cast members following the performance, facilitated by ACT staff. The next day, Cladwell's assistant, Mr. McQueen, announces the new fee hikes set upon the urinals. Later that day, in the corporate offices of Urine Good Company, CEO Caldwell B. Cladwell is discussing the new fee hikes with Senator Fipp, a politician firmly in Cladwell's pocket, when Cladwell's beautiful daughter, Hope Cladwell, arrives on the scene as the UGC's new fax/copy girl. April 25 | 6:30 pm | Buster’s Space Principal cast changes included James Barbour as Officer Lockstock, Carolee Carmello and Victoria Clark as Penelope Pennywise and Charles Shaughnessy as Caldwell B. Cladwell as well as Amy Spanger as Hope Cladwell. April 28 | After the performance | Falls Theatre “Fight for the right to pee for free, ... with offenders being exiled in the dreaded and mysterious “Urinetown”, never to be seen again. – Pennywise, Fipp, Lockstock, Barrel, Hope and Bobby, Tell Her I Love Her – Little Sally, Bobby, Soupy Sue, Tiny Tom, and Josephine, We're Not Sorry – Little Sally, Hot Blades Harry, Josephine, Soupy Sue, and Company, I'm Not Sorry (Reprise) - Cladwell and Pennywise, I See a River – Hope, Little Becky Two Shoes, Josephine, Lockstock, Little Sally, and Company, This page was last edited on 8 September 2020, at 16:36. May 5 | After the 7:00pm performance | Falls Theatre ACT believes that our patrons can determine what is offensive for themselves, and what is appropriate for their children. Mikko Juan, Bobby Strong 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. Extra months are £15.00 per month per song, Professional Michael Nutting, Associate Music Director Little Becky Two-Shoes - A young, pregnant woman. 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. , An Australian production directed by Simon Phillips for the Melbourne Theatre Company was staged at the Playhouse in April-May 2004. Pennywise rushes to the offices of UGC, where she informs Cladwell of the revolution. Dr. Billeaux - A scientist for Urine Good Company. The poor reel back, shocked by this unexpected twist. NYC, with a subsequent Broadway transfer to Henry Miller's Theatre. Bobby learns that Hope is Cladwell's daughter. The cast featured Kane Alexander (Bobby Strong), Shane Bourne (Officer Lockstock), Lisa McCune (Hope Cladwell), Rhonda Burchmore (Penelope Pennywise) and Gerry Connolly (Caldwell B. Mari Nelson, Penelope Pennywise Martin Christoffel, Scenic Designer She, Hope, and Fipp sing of their regrets of falling for Cladwell's schemes. Lockstock welcomes everyone back. 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! Cladwell). Synopsis. Just then, Pennywise bursts into the secret hideout telling Bobby that Cladwell wants him to come to the UGC headquarters. Caldwell B. Cladwell – The evil president and owner of the Urine Good Company, a miserly moneygrubber who gleefully exploits the poor. The show also parodies musicals such as The Threepenny Opera, The Cradle Will Rock and Les Misérables, and the Broadway musical itself as a form. Hope enters and encounters Bobby Strong. The police give chase, but the slow-motion choreography makes it impossible for the police to catch them. Meanwhile, Bobby is led to the top of the UGC building, and learns the truth: Urinetown is death.
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