How does a town survive a twenty-year drought? In the case of the town featured in “Urinetown: The Musical,” onstage now through Theatre Raleigh and Hot Summer Nights, the answer is to tax urination. The production introduces viewers to a small town in which the poor are forced to wait in long lines for filthy… Read More ›
PlayMakers Repertory Company is most commonly known for producing high-quality professional theater in Chapel Hill. But for the past five years, PlayMakers has been conducting a Summer Youth Conservatory program for high-school aged students.
“Urinetown: The Musical” Is a Scathing Satire of Broadway Message Musicals on the Evils of Capitalism
PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Summer Youth Conservatory will perform a student production of “Urinetown: The Musical,” a scathing satire of Broadway message musicals on the evils of Capitalism, on July 19-22 in the Paul Green Theatre in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Dramatic Art. A splendid musical satire with a terrible title, “Urinetown” features lively music by Mark Hollmann, biting lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and an acerbic book by Kotis.