Tony Award-Winning Urinetown, the Musical at The Grove Theatre
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Hailed as "the best musical of this century" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times and "the funniest musical of all time" by Entertainment Weekly, The Book of Mormon won nine Tony Awards -- including Best Musical -- in its first year on Broadway. Now the national touring production is back at the Pantages for a second round of hilarity. Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Robert Lopez, the Tony-winning co-creator of Avenue Q, this musical comedy is a show that The Daily Show's Jon Stewart has called "a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." Learn More
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If you haven't seen it, don't let the title put you off. It was outstanding. A first rate production. Wonderful and clever staging. Every performer contributed his/her best. You could tell they loved what their doing and it showed. Barbara Hinrichsen (Director) and Melanie Alpert(Musical Director) should be proud of what they achieved.
See it. You won't be disappointed.
One of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In grim Gotham-like city of the future, a 20-year drought has occurred. As a result, the government has banned private toiletries and the citizens must use pay-to-pee toilets regulated by a monopolistic company, the Urine Good Company, which charges exorbitant prices. Bobby Strong, the assistant custodian at the poorest urinal in town, decides enough is enough. With the help of the daughter of the CEO of the Urine Good Company, Hope Cladwell, Bobby ends up leading a rebellion which frees the citizens. This funny, tongue in cheek piece gets even funnier, sometimes hysterical, because of is clever take off on musical numbers from hit shows such as Annie, Les Miserables, Evita, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof and other popular musicals.
The inspiration for the piece came from the author's travels through Europe on a dime, where he found himself spending an exorbitant percentage of his budget on public toilets...yes, you PAY to pee in many European countries. Ruminating on this punitive tax, he found himself in Romania at a rally for Dictator Ceausescu. The scenes of brutish crowd control and intimidation linked with the prior injustice and....voila...Urinetown.