URINETOWN - The Musical

28 Aug - 07 Sep

A sidesplitting sendup of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!) in a time when water is worth its weight in gold

The idea for the Tony Award-winning musical Urinetown came to writer Greg Kotis while traveling through Europe as a student on a tight budget. He tried to save money by eating in cheap restaurants and sleeping in train stations. When he discovered that many of the public restrooms in Europe were pay-per-use, he also avoided going to the bathroom as much as possible. That’s when the idea for a place like Urinetown began to form in his mind. “It would be a grand, ridiculous reflection of the world as we know it to be, complete with rich and poor, the powerful and the powerless, a government controlled by industry and an industry that exists apart from and above us all.”  And so the journey of this quirky and delightful musical was set on its course.

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, environmental collapse, privatization of natural resources, bureaucracy, municipal politics, and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America's greatest art forms

But it's really a love story......A grand, mischievous love letter to the conventions of musical theatre, Urinetown depicts a world wracked by ecological disaster, caught in the throes of corporate greed, and ultimately toppled by the best of intentions

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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

In a mad attempt to regulate water consumption, the government has outlawed the use of private toilets
The citizenry must use public, pay-for-use amenities owned and operated by the corrupt and iron-fisted Caldwell B. Cladwell
The privilege to pee is expensive, draining and dangerous. Anyone who refuses to pay to pee is immediately and without question hauled off to Urinetown

What is Urinetown?

Nobody knows, for those who are sent there are never heard from again

Amid the people, a hero decides that he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

Will the revolution succeed...Can true love be found in Urinetown...All these questions and more will be answered 

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Director:  RYAN JACOBS                                           

Choreographer:  HELENA McHUGH

Vocal Director: CAMERON McHUGH

Music Director/Conductor: PHILLIP MALCOLM


Music and Lyrics: MARK HOLLMAN

Book and Lyrics:  GREG KOTIS

URINETOWN was produced on Broadway in September, 2001 by the Araca Group and Dodger Theatricals
in association with TheatreDreams, Inc., and Lauren Mitchell

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).

All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia

Show Times

Wednesday 28th August to Saturday 7th September
Evening shows 7:30pm
Matinee shows 2:30pm

Ticket Prices

All Tickets $60

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