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Berkeley Playhouse
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
510-845-8542
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 5 members
Review from mcedan

Spotted Urinetown in my weekly Goldstar email and was excited because my daughter's high school will be putting it on this fall. Brought my daughter and two classmates and thoroughly enjoyed the show--and all three are now planning to audition...continued

reviewed Aug 15 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from lisa brenkman

The kids did a fabulous job!!
This was an entertaining afternoon filled with fine talent, nice people, and a beautiful theatre.....all made possible for me because of one of Goldstar's great offers!

reviewed Aug 16 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from adynamo

Didn't realize it was a play with kids. Some of these kids had amazing powerful voices.

reviewed Aug 15 2009 report as inappropriate
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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 a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. 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. Amid the people, a hero decides he’s had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. 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.

Urinetown will be performed by students, Grades 6-10 in the Youth Company Teen Ensemble.

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