ON STAGE // HOP ENSEMBLES
Dartmouth Theater Department presents
book and lyrics by Greg Kotis
music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann
This Tony-winning musical is a whip-smart look at a future in which water is worth its weight in gold.
JAMIE HORTON director
KEITH COUGHLIN co-director/choreographer
KEVIN SMITH music director
MICHAEL GANIO scenic designer
JULIE SOLOMON ’17 associate scenic design
LAURIE CHURBA costume designer
DAN KOTLOWITZ lighting designer
TODD HENDRICKS sound designer
STUDENTS IN THEA 41 stage management
Reminiscent of the scathing social musicals of Brecht and Weil, this three-time Tony winner is a “hilariously funny and touchingly honest” (The New York Times) send-up of greed, love and musicals (!) in a future in which water is worth its weight in gold. Urinetown is “flush” with smart, high-energy numbers that temper its depiction of a drought-crazed dystopia in which a single malevolent company profits from one of humanity’s most basic needs.
Our Dystopian Moment: 2017 and the Politics of Urinetown
Tue • Feb 21 • 4:30 pm • Top of the Hop • Free
Director Jamie Horton, Dartmouth Music Professor Steve Swayne and University of Massachusetts-Amherst theater scholar Daniel Sack discuss how the dystopian vision of Urinetown resonates for audiences today. Members of the cast will perform a brief excerpt from the show to spark the discussion, which will conclude with a reception on the Urinetown set.
Revolution is in the air. Could there be a better time for a production of Urinetown, one of the smartest, funniest musical dystopias of this millennium—a “hilariously funny and touchingly honest” (The New York Times) send-up of greed, political movements, love and musicals in a future in which water is worth its weight in gold...
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