Venue Details

223 Star Starred
The Grove Theatre
276 E. 9th Street Upland, CA 91786
909-920-4343
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Goldstar Member
Extremely casual, old movie theater seating
info May 24 2010 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Come early for limited parking in the lot across from the theater
info May 24 2010 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Walk around the downtown and enjoy a local eatery before the show
info May 24 2010 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Saw every kind of attire. Lots of 'red hats'.
info May 31 2010 star this tip starred
Walter Reis
Unless city event going, parking on street is very easy here
info Jun 07 2010 star this tip starred
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Grab a bite to eat at the Deli V, located down the alley from the theatre. Great Food and service.
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Description

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.