THE REVIEWS ARE IN FOR URINETOWN!!
– “Be careful not to laugh too hard, it may lead you to a need to pee. ” – GIG City – 5 STARS
– “Urinetown is a musical to run to!” – Edmonton Journal – 4.5 STARS
– “A wonderful satire that hits the bowl!” – VUE Weekly – 4.5 STARS
– “Powerful vocals and non stop humour…well executed and completely engaging” – St. Albert Gazette – 4 STARS
HELD OVER – Fringe Performances Selling Out!
Grindstone Theatre presents: Urinetown: The Musical!
August 18 – 27th
Edmonton Fringe Festival
The Sanctuary Stage at Holy Trinity Anglican Church
10037 84th Ave
Written by: Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis
Directed by: Byron Martin
Musical Director: Vicky Berg
Stage Manager: Erin Hayes
Designer: Skylar Desjardins
Asst. Design: Liza Xenzova
Bob Rasko, Natalie Czar, Ethan Snowden, Carol Chu, Rachel Matichuk, Jake Tkaczyk, Reed McColm, Tom Edwards, Kristen Finlay, Malachi Wilkins, Victoria Skorobohach, Marc Ludwig, Annette Loiselle, and Paul Morgan Donald
Thom Bennett, Dan Davis, and Josh Mchan
Poster Design by: Kelsi Kalmer
Asst. Sewer: Liz Grierson
Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is an hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America’s greatest art forms.
In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the “comedic romp” into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.