Urinetown: The Musical

Synopsis

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, URINETOWN is the hilarious musical satire that takes the piss out of the legal system, capitalism, populism, bureaucracy, political corruption, and musicals themselves!

A fictional “most expensive city in the world” is facing a “cross-border water crisis”, leading to a government ban on private lavatories, and the erection of pay-to-pee public toilets operated by the megalomaniacal CEO of Urine Good Company, Caldwell B. Cladwell. Breaking the strict laws against gratuitous public peeing means urination ruination, with offenders being put in cold storage in the dreaded and mysterious “Urinetown”, never to be seen again.

When threatened with yet another hike on the pee-fee, the poor citizens, having endured overwhelming oppression and bursting bladders, can no longer hold it in, and stage a revolution. A handsome hero, with the heroically handsome name of Bobby Strong, leads the rebels in their fight for the right to pee for free “wherever they like, whenever they like, for as long as they like, and with whomever they like!” And, in true musical theatre style, he still finds the time and energy to fall hopelessly in love with the honeylicious Hope Cladwell, who (shock! horror! spoiler!) turns out to be the daughter of the dastardly Caldwell B. Cladwell!

Will our Number One hero save the day and bring relief to the people? Maybe! Will love be dealt a royal flush against evil? Possibly! Will there be more toilet jokes? You betcha!

URINETOWN catapults musical theatre into a new dimension, with its warped (but uncannily familiar) depiction of a dystopian world, a playlist packed with outrageous songs, and a cunning knack of making you laugh ‘til you wet your pants.

Credits

Directed by
Tracie Pang

Book & Lyrics by
Greg Kotis

Music & Lyrics by
Mark Hollman

Starring
Benjamin Chow, Mina Kaye, Sean Ghazi, Andrew Marko, Adrian Pang, Jo Tan, Ethel Yap, Seong Hui Xuan, Kimberly Chan

IMDA Rating
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Drama Centre Theatre
27 Sep – 13 Oct 2019

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