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UWL Department of Theatre Arts presents Urinetown: The Musical

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Megan Roddy, Guest Contributor

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The University of Wisconsin – La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts is proud to present the award winning Urinetown: The Musical by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis. 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 government, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Performances are March 1-2 and 7-9 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees on March 3 & 10 at 2:00 p.m. in the Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts on the corner of 16th and Vine Streets, La Crosse.

Greeted by the show’s self-aware narrators—the seasoned Officer Lockstock and the youthful street urchin Little Sally—the audience learns of a town plagued by debilitating water shortages and economic hardships. What little water is left is portioned and taxed by Urine Good Company, headed by the seemingly suave, but conniving CEO, Caldwell B. Cladwell. Unfortunately, for the ever-growing poverty-stricken populace, this means that bathrooms are now public and tightly controlled with stringent punishments for those who “pee” without “payin’.” The people have accepted this treatment in fear of being sent to the terrible place of “Urinetown.” Sick of the mistreatment and regulation, hero Bobby Strong rises, and plans a revolution to lead him and his friends all to freedom! But will he be able to free his people and follow his heart? Will the downtrodden citizens of the city be able to rise above and beat down the powers that oppress them? Will justice trump inequality?

Junior Biology and Theatre Performance Minor, Gabe Ross, who plays the villian Caldwell B. Cladwell, stated that “This show is, arguably, more relevant now than it was at the time it was written. It pokes fun at the flaws in capitalism, corruption and sustainability, all of which make headlines every day. My favorite part of Urinetown process has been breaking into laughter on stage every time someone finds a new bit. The show allows us to have a lot of fun. This show is absolutely hilarious, entertaining, and has a lot of clear symbolism behind its whimsy. My only regret in being cast is that I can’t sit in the audience on opening night!”

This Tony Award winning musical will have you tapping your toes and learning why it is a privilege to pee in Urinetown! Tickets for Urinetown are on sale online at www.uwlax.edu/theatre arts. Phone ticket reservations begin Monday, February 25 at 1:00 p.m. by calling the box office at 608-785-8522 or in person at the box office in the lobby of the Center for the Arts. Tickets are $20 for adults; $18 for senior citizens and non UWL students; and $6
for UWL students with ID.

IF YOU GO:

WHO: UW-La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts
WHAT: Urinetown: The Musical
WHEN: March 1-2 & 7-9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.& March 3 & 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Toland Theater, Center for the Arts, 333 N. 16th Street, La Crosse, WI 54601
COST: $20 adults; $18 seniors citizens/non UW-L students; $6 UW-L students. Tickets may
be purchased online at www.uwlax.edu/theatre-arts. In person/phone reservations begin
February 25 by calling 608-785-8522. Box office hours are Monday through Friday 1:00-4:30
p.m. and one hour prior to each performance.
CAST: Colm Alba, Alec Berchem, Gabe Burdette, Alexis Cimoch, Sarah Coppenbarger, Lauren
Dochnahl, Tess Douty, Violet Englebert, Issac Eugster, Emily Farebrother, Shane Flaningam,
Cullen Gaffy, Lauren Hanson, Emma Henry, Nick Holland-Hayes, Corrine Kessler, Matthew
Klemm, Sarah Lambert, Grant Latus, Evan Medd, Michael Meyers, Willie Pearson, Megan
Roddy, Gabe Ross, Stephen Schams, Delaney Scudella, Maddie Stoffel, Leah Williams
PRODUCTION TEAM: Mary Leonard (Director), Kathryn Moran (Music Director), Kathy
Gorman (Choreographer), Megan Gunderson (Stage Manager), Mandy Kolbe (Scenic Designer),
Sarah Herkert (Lighting Designer), Ben Golden (Sound Designer), Megan Morey (Technical
Director), Joe Anderson (Costume/Makeup Designer)

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