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Urinetown | Apr 6-Jun 22019-05-15T20:42:53+00:00
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Urinetown

Dates: April 6-May 26, 2019
Run Time: Two hours with one intermission
Location: The Falls Theatre

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.

Set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies, the citizens must now use the public pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown,” a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up to fight the tyrannical to make the public amenities free for all to use. Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution.

Cast

Mikko Juan, Bobby Strong
Sarah Rose Davis, Hope Cladwell
Kurt Beattie, Caldwell B. Cladwell
Brandon O’Neill, Officer Lockstock
Arika Matoba, Little Sally
Mari Nelson, Penelope Pennywise
Matthew Posner, Officer Barrel
Leslie Law, Josephine Strong
Brian Lange, Joseph “Old Man” Strong, Hot Blades Harry
Chris Ensweiler, Senator Fipp
Nathaniel Tenenbaum, Mr. McQueen
Andi Alhadeff, Ensemble
Sarah Russell, Ensemble

Creative Team

Bill Berry, Director
Charlie Johnson, Assistant Director/Choreographer
Martin Christoffel, Scenic Designer
Melanie Burgess, Costume Designer
Robert Aguilar, Lighting Designer
Justin Staisw, Sound Designer
R. J. Tancioco, Music Director/Composer
Michael Nutting, Associate Music Director
Jeffrey Hanson, Stage Manager
Anne Hitt, Assistant Stage Manager
Nina Teramachi, Production Assistant

April 9 | 6:00 pm 
Behind the Scenes Icon ImageBehind the Scenes with Classical King FM
Get closer to the artists with Classical KING FM’s Sean MacLean as he interviews the creative minds behind the shows.

April 11 | 6:00 pm
Opening Night Icon ImageRed Carpet Opening Night
Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne and be a part of the excitement on Opening Night!

April 23 | After the performance | Falls Theatre
Cast Chat Icon ImagePost Show Cast Chat
Conversation with cast members following the performance, facilitated by ACT staff.

April 25 | 6:30 pm | Buster’s Space
Deep Dive Icon ImageShow Talk + Deep Dive
Dams, Droughts, and Dance Breaks
Join us for a special pre-show discussion featuring watershed and water conservation educators from Seattle Public Utilities and Urinetown director, Bill Berry. Do you know what makes Seattle’s drinking water system so unique? Or the current state of our region’s water supply? Wondering which themes from the musical Urinetown should have particular resonance in our community? We’ll talk about this and more at Dams, Droughts, and Dance Breaks.

April 28 | After the performance | Falls Theatre
Cast Chat Icon ImagePost Show Cast Chat
Conversation with cast members following the performance, facilitated by ACT staff.

May 5 | After the 7:00pm performance | Falls Theatre
Cast Chat Icon ImagePost Show Talkback
Conversations with cast members following the performance, facilitated by 5th Avenue staff.

May 7 | After the 7:30pm performance | Falls Theatre
Dialogues Icon ImagePost Show Dialogue
Join us as we compare the dark world of water management in Urinetown to the current state of our water right here in Seattle! Featuring special guests Jourdan Keith (Seattle Public Utilities Watershed Educator, Founder and Director of Urban Wilderness Project and Seattle 2016 Poetry on Buses Poet Planner), Mami Hara (Seattle Public Utilities General Manager/CEO), and Kelly O’Rourke (Seattle Public Utilities Water Conservation Manager Planner), and facilitated by ACT Education and Engagement Manager, Tracy Hyland. Be sure to stick around after the performance!

Age & Content Considerations: Contains adult themes.

ACT believes that our patrons can determine what is offensive for themselves, and what is appropriate for their children. We don’t create age restrictions but do our best to offer content advisories for each show. For detailed information about show content and possible triggers, please contact communications@acttheatre.org.

“A declaration of the power of theatre!”
—The New York Times

Urinetown is the great-grandchild of Brecht’s Threepenny Opera. The plot couldn’t be more relevant to the times we are living in; the gap between the one percent and the other 99 has grown so wide, and greed has become so rampant, that even basic biological functions have been monetized. This is a self-referential, irreverent, hilarious, meta-musical about revolution.”
—John Langs

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