The Avenue Road Arts School Presents…
Urinetown, The Musical
Winner of three Tony Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America’s greatest art forms.
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 that 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.
Directed and Choreographed by: Allison Beula
Musical Direction by: Darnell Thomas
Performed by the ARAS Musical Theatre Company and accompanied by a Live Band
Music and Lyrics by: Mark Hollmann
Book and Lyrics by: Greg Kotis
George Ignatieff Theatre, Trinity College
15 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON
Two Performances Only:
Friday, May 31st
Saturday, June 1st
Tickets: $20.00 each
Urinetown is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com