Urinetown

Urinetown
A sidesplitting sendup of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.

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.

Concert Selections for Urinetown

Concert Selections are original Broadway orchestrations and exciting new symphonic arrangements of select songs for use in concert performances. Concert Selections are the perfect way to give audiences a taste of the musical theatre experience without the sets, props and costumes.

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  • COP SONG
    From
    URINETOWN
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Starting Key
    C
    Estimated duration
    4 min 4 sec
    Music by
    HOLLMANN, MARK
    Lyrics by
    KOTIS, GREG
    HOLLMAN, MARK
    Orchestrated by
    COUGHLIN, BRUCE
  • RUN FREEDOM, RUN
    From
    URINETOWN
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 MALE VOICE, CHORUS
    Starting Key
    G
    Estimated duration
    4 min 10 sec
    Music by
    HOLLMANN, MARK
    Lyrics by
    HOLLMANN, MARK
    KOTIS, GREG
    Orchestrated by
    COUGHLIN, BRUCE
    Instrumentation
    1 Bass, 2 Piano Conductor Scores, 1 Percussion, 1 Reed (Alto sax), 1 Trombone, 20 Vocal Books.
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Questions & Answers

July 11, 2011
Is this show doable with High school students?
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Urinetown with High School Students?
August 25, 2010
Has anyone done Urinetown with the middle school/junior high age group?Looking for your experiences and advice, particularly with the challenging music.Thanks!
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Urinetown with 11-14 year olds?
July 07, 2009
I teach at an independent K-12 school. Our annual musical is performed by the high school but often school families will attend. I have a question for people who have done 'Urinetown'. Did you have to talk your administrators into doing the show? If so, how did you do it? How did you get them beyond the title? What was their and the school community's response to the show? Any accolades you would care to share with me?I've made a very strong case for the show, and one person is reading it. I am curious if other people have had the same problem.
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Urinetown at your school?