2007-10-24

Urinetown, the musical


A story about a town experiencing a drought where everyone sings a lot is going to be performed in Athens, a town experiencing a drought where everyone sings a lot. University Theatre at the University of Georgia will present the musical "Urinetown" on November 8-9 and 14-16 at 8 p.m. and November 11 and 18 at 2:30 p.m.

Director Marla Criste says: "If people are looking for an evening out watching and listening to a freakishly talented cast of performers dancing around on a spectacular set, wearing fabulous costumes, and poking fun at wealthy corporations, corrupt politicians, the lemming-like bourgeois and just about every musical that has ever been produced on Broadway, then this little award-winning show with the terrible name is exactly what the doctor ordered. And for those who hanker for a little substance with their entertainment, our 'Urinetown' is Brechtian political opera at its comic and tuneful best."

The show pokes fun at various musical styles and even specific shows. There is the suggestion that it does not have a happy ending. The ticket will set you back $15 at the regular price or $12 for students. Call (706) 542-2838 for reservations.

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