Directed by Christopher Gladysz
Musical Direction by Melissa Jones
Saturday, April 22 – 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, April 23 – 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Callbacks – Sunday, April 23 – 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Drew United Methodist Church 25 Gleneida Ave. Carmel, NY
Performances: August 3 to August 12.
The title is horrible, but the show is a 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! The show has an outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and a sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
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!
Officer Lockstock -- The tongue-in-cheek narrator of our story, he is a corrupt policeman. Bold, brash, and larger than life in many ways.
Caldwell B. Cladwell -- The evil president and owner of the Urine Good Company. He is a miserly money-grubber who gleefully exploits the poor.
Bobby Strong -- The dashing, rebellious everyman who works for Miss Pennywise at the poorest, filthiest town urinal. He becomes an unsuspecting protagonist and romantic hero when he starts a revolution and falls in love with Hope Cladwell.
Hope Cladwell -- Cladwell's ravishingly beautiful daughter, torn between her father and her new love for Bobby. She begins as an innocent, naive angel but becomes vengeful and determined after being exposed to her father's evil.
Penelope Pennywise -- The tough, jaded warden of the poorest, filthiest town urinal. She is Cladwell's one-time lover and mother to Hope who eventually softens her temper.
Little Sally -- A precocious and irreverent street urchin. She serves as a quasi-narrator who often questions Lockstock and the play's logic.
Joseph "Old Man" Strong -- Bobby's rebellious father. His refusal to pay the fee sends him to Urinetown, ultimately launching the revolution.
Josephine "Ma" Strong -- Bobby's mother and Joseph's wife. A strong-willed woman with a bite, able to withstand the hard hand life has dealt her.
Officer Barrel -- Lockstock's patrol partner. A thuggish and aggressive policeman.
Hot Blades Harry -- One of the Poor, he is psychopathic and can become a violent loose cannon.
Little Becky Two-shoes -- One of the Poor. She is foul-mouthed, impulsive, and accusatory.
Dr. Billeaux -- Head of Research and Development at UGC.
Mr. Mcqueen -- Cladwell's sycophantic lackey. A servile assistant.
Senator Fipp -- A greedy politician in Cladwell's pocket. A bumbling coward.
Tiny Tom -- One of the Poor, he is an idiotic man-child.
Soupy Sue -- One of the Poor, she is excitable and easily panicked.
Caldwell’s Secretary – She is Caldwell’s secretary
Mrs. Millenium -- Office worker who aspires to be Cladwell’s Head Secretary
Old Woman – One of the poor.
Robbie the Stockfish -- A poor rebel
Billy Boy Bill -- A poor rebel
Ensemble of Poor and Urine Good Company Employees