Tony-Winning Comedy Urinetown, the Musical
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The last date listed for Urinetown, the Musical was Saturday April 10, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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You loved him in zany comedies like The Jerk and Roxanne, but Steve Martin is also one of our freshest and funniest playwrights. The Underpants is the great actor-comedian's laugh-out-loud satire of the bourgeois manners and customs of the early 20th century. When young Louise's underpants accidentally fall down at the king's big parade, it turns her into a celebrity of sorts and jeopardizes the civil service career of her stuffed shirt of a husband. Her 15 minutes of fame reaches its apex when she is recognized by two would-be lotharios who are boarding in the couple's spare room, and a cavalcade of coarse double entendres and burlesque-style physical comedy ensues. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Luis M.
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Definitely an entertaining, good time. The story itself is poignant and very morally relevant - but for this production, several actors are worthy of an individual note. Very much in the style of "Into the Woods," Officer Lockstock (Justin Waggle) was pulled out of the action to serve as commentator and narrator. He definitely pushed the story along and was charming. Little Sally (Andrea Paquin) was a delight - her dialogue was on-point and her facial expressions conveyed the entire story in just a few looks. The ensemble also needs to be mentioned as they executed a spectacular set of dance moves, song, and action that helped make Urinetown enjoyable.
The venue itself was also very comfortable, charming, accessible, and the prices at concessions extremely reasonable.
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“100% Sweet” —bitter-lemons.com
“Choreographer Keenon Hooks (who also plays Hot Blades Harry) has done wonders with the dances and moves… By all means, see Urinetown” —_Santa Monica Mirror _
Urine for a good time!
“It’s a Privilege to Pee” — in Urinetown and in this smart, funny musical about pay toilets, individual freedoms, and corporate mismanagement. Winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score, this playful show cajoles us to laugh at ourselves.
The show is set in a world plagued by a 20-year drought, where water has become so scarce that private toilets have become unthinkable. At the mercy of a single dominating corporation that maintains a monopoly on public amenities, citizens must pay towering taxes and fines just to carry out their most private and basic of needs. Out of the mass of the pitiable, a hero rises to lead his fellow citizens in a revolt against the tyrannical regime.
Drawing from West Side Story, Chicago, and Les Misérables among others, the show irreverently pays witty homage to the great American musical theatre tradition. Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America’s greatest art forms.
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