URINETOWN - Synopsis
Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer
Critic’s Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and two Obie Awards,
Urinetown is an earnest tale of love, greed, and revolution. The show is
set in a town plagued by a 20-year drought, where water has become so scarce
that private toilets have become unthinkable. At the mercy of a single
dominating corporation who maintains a monopoly on the town’s public
amenities, the destitute citizens must pay towering taxes and fines to carry
out their most private and basic of needs. Out of the mass of the pitiable,
a hero rises to lead his fellow citizens against the tyrannical regime.
Drawing from West Side Story, Chicago, and Les Misérables
among others, the show irreverently pays witty homage to the great American
musical theatre tradition. Hilariously funny and touchingly honest,
Urinetown provides a fresh perspective of one of America’s greatest art
Urinetown was produced for the Broadway stage by a University of Michigan graduate and starred two University of Michigan grads, each of whom worked with MUSKET during their time at U of M. History has come full circle as MUSKET’s current generation of aspiring actors, directors and producers learn from the successful projects of former participants.