Is Urinetown a good musical?

It was remarkable enough that “Urinetown,” born at New York’s outrageous downtown Fringe Festival, landed on Broadway, winning the 2002 Tony Awards for best score, book and direction of a musical. (The voters threw best musical to “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” possibly for its more tasteful title.)

What is the message of Urinetown?

Urinetown: The Musical is a satirical comedy musical that premiered in 2001, with music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis. It satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and municipal politics.

Is Urinetown about capitalism?

‘Urinetown’ looks to shine a satirical light on capitalism and climate change. Picture this: A massive drought cripples a city. In a mad attempt to regulate water consumption, the government outlaws the use of private toilets. Instead, citizens must use public pay toilets owned and operated by a corrupt businessman.

Is Urinetown political?

“(Urinetown) is a lot of fun,” Stover said. “It definitely makes a political statement and is about very relevant social issues without it seeming like it’s preaching at you, because it’s done in a fun, lively context.”

Is Urinetown appropriate for high school?

The show is also definitely appropriate for high school students and their families. Provocative title aside, there’s no vulgarity or sexual innuendo anywhere in the show.

Is Urinetown a dance heavy show?

Although this is not really a “dance heavy” show, Courtney Oliver’s choreography gets better and better throughout while peaking with the wonderfully frenetic “Snuff That Girl” (Doesn’t that sound like a fun dance song?) in Act 2.

What is Urinetown making fun of?

One of Bill Anderson’s favorite parts of “Urinetown” is the big dance number, “Cool,” which parodies the “West Side Story” dance in the gym. “Run, Freedom, Run!” spoofs a revival meeting.

Is Urinetown family friendly?

Parents should know. The theater recommends this show for ages 13 and up. I agree with this, as there are several themes that make Urinetown inappropriate for younger kiddos. There is mild profanity, sexual innuendo, police brutality, several deaths and lots of talk about death: one song is titled “Snuff that Girl.”

Why is it called Urinetown?

The fee to use these public bathrooms is controlled by a private company, the Urine Good Company, that keeps prices high. Since using the bushes is illegal, Little Sally counts her pennies in hopes of using the urinal (“Urinetown”).

Who is Malthus in Urinetown?

At the end of Urinetown, Officer Lockstock and the company cry “Hail Malthus!” Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834) was a British economist and demographer best known for his theory that population growth will eventually outrun the food supply.

Is Urinetown good for kids?

Parents should know The theater recommends this show for ages 13 and up. I agree with this, as there are several themes that make Urinetown inappropriate for younger kiddos. There is mild profanity, sexual innuendo, police brutality, several deaths and lots of talk about death: one song is titled “Snuff that Girl.”

Is there a Urinetown movie?

Urinetown is an upcoming American musical comedy-drama film, based on the popular stage musical created by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann. The film will be released to theaters on June 22, 2018, released by Touchstone Pictures and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Is Urinetown a parody?

Urinetown has been called “a satire of American political and social forces, and a parody of musical theatre as an art form, with both aspects equally well crafted. It works on many levels, like any good fairy tale, providing each audience member a slightly different message, question or experience.”

Why is Urinetown called Urinetown?

URINETOWN takes place in a time of desperation and desolation. A massive water shortage (caused by a twenty year drought) means that private toilets have been outlawed and the public now have to pay “for the privilege to pee”.

Is Urinetown appropriate for middle school?

What happens at the end of Urinetown?

Lockstock and Barell take Bobby to the top of the UGC building roof – it turns out that “Urinetown” really is just death. Without hesitation, they hurl Bobby off the building… to his untimely death.

Is Urinetown based on a true story?

Urinetown is one of the few truly original musicals not based on existing source material. Greg Kotis got the idea for Urinetown while traveling in Europe.

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