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The Grove Theatre
276 E. 9th Street Upland, CA 91786
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4.9 / 5 Rated by 15 members
Review from Theatre Enthusiast
30 events 12 reviews

Well staged- good sets & costumes. Outstanding cast! Great live musicians!

reviewed May 28 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Walter Reis
11 events 7 reviews

I'd like to write a spectacular review of this production but it closed yesterday. I have seen quite a number of good musical productions at The Grove but this was nothing short of excellent. All the performers were strong, the acting on the mark...continued

reviewed Jun 05 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Cathy Arra
6 events 3 reviews

This production was VERY WELL done! The cast was amazing! The music was just wonderful! There is a 23 year old performer who acts like a he's been doing it his entire life. Aside from the liberal themes throughout the production it was a very...continued

reviewed May 30 2010 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 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.

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