Urinetown Blog – Week 7

Here is this weeks blog written by “Little Becky Two Shoes” Fay Kemal.  Urinetown rehearsals are fun filled all singing all dancing evenings with lots of high energy performances.  I’m so excited to have my first all singing, dancing, acting part in an SMP show!!! I can normally be found on the other side of […]

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Urinetown Blog – Week 6

This week’s blog is brought to you by me ‘Bagsy Barbara’, better known as Kathryn to anyone who knows me! Rehearsing for Urinetown has definitely been a welcome break a few evenings a week from marking and planning! Although now I have this stress of writing a blog when all I can think about is […]

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Urinetown Blog – Week 5

Hello and welcome to this weeks blog! My name is Phil and I am playing the part of Mr McQueen (Mr Cladwell’s assistant, a sneaky man who will do anything to save his own skin). This week we seemed to fit in a lot. On Monday Jo (our fantastic choreographer) set the dance for ‘Run […]

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Urinetown Blog – Week 4

Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s blog for our upcoming show Urinetown. I’m Debbie and I play the character of Daisy Doodle, one half of a menacing duo… Want to know what I’m talking about? Get yourselves down to The Millfield Theatre! This week we sang our little hearts out and strutted our stuff […]

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Urinetown Blog – Week 3

This weeks blog comes from one of our new members, François. Who, as the name suggests has joined us all the way from France. Take it away François; Urineville, c’est parti! This is not a surprise but I am so utterly excited to have been given the opportunity to play two parts in the show. First […]

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Urinetown Blog – Week 2

Well hello there, and welcome to Urinetown! Not the musical (just yet) but the blog… Well this week brought us the first two rehearsals for this magnificent show. I’m so so excited to have been given the part of Officer Lockstock. He is a character unlike any other I can think of in musical theatre […]

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Hail Malthus!

Thomas Robert Malthus From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Born, 13 February 1766, Westcott, Surrey, Great Britain Died, 29 December 1834 (aged 68), Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom The Rev. Thomas Robert Malthus was an English cleric and scholar, influential in the fields of political economy and demography. Malthus himself used only his middle name Robert. His An Essay on the Principle of Population observed that sooner or later population will […]

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Critical Responses for the Original Production

“A declaration of the power of theatre…a sensational piece of performance art, one that acknowledges theater tradition and pushes it forward as well…. Simply the most gripping and galvanizing theater experience in town. And did I mention that Urinetown is hilarious?” Bruce Weber, New York Times “Elevated silliness of the highest order that makes a gratifying case for […]

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Urinetown: The Musical about the Privileges of Peeing. A conversation with composer Mark Hollmann

Adapted from an interview with Robert Wilder Blue for usOperaweb.com On the eve of its opening at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco (where it would begin its successful national tour), Robert Wilder Blue spoke with Mr. Hollmann about his life before URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL. “I was born in Belleville, Illinois,” he confessed, “which is in […]

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Urinetown Music Links

Here are links for each of the songs to give you an idea of what they look like; 1. Overture 2. Too Much Exposition 3. Urinetown 4. It’s A Privilege To Pee 5. Mr. Cladwell 6. Cop Song 7. Follow Your Heart 8. Look At The Sky 9. Don’t Be The Bunny 10. Act One […]

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The Writing of Urinetown

(source: the Magazines of the University of Chicago and the American Conservatory Theatre) Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann, both 1985 graduates of the University of Chicago didn’t worry much about their show’s crowd-pleasing potential when they wrote URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL. Instead, they wrote a story in which the downtrodden do not triumph, the handsome hero is […]

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About the Playwrights

      GREG KOTIS (book and lyrics) is a New York-based playwright, who specializes in dark, disturbing comedies with socially relevant themes. He is a veteran of the Neo-Futurists, creators of the long-running, on-going attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes entitled TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND. JOBEY AND KATHERINE, his play about fish, […]

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The Idea for URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL

(Excerpted from Greg Kotis’ introduction to URINETOWN: The Musical) The idea for URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL first came to me during what might generously be described as a poorly planned trip to Europe during the late winter/early spring of 1995. On our return flight, I decided to extend an overnight layover in Paris to spend two weeks bumming around […]

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Urinetown – Read Through and Auditions.

Our Read through for Urinetown will be Monday 1st February at Cannon House, St Monica’s Social Club Cannon House 6 Cannon Hill London N14 7HG at 8pm On the night our production team Director, Warren McWilliams, Choreographer, Jo Bakhurst and Musical Director, Mike Benyon, will talk you through their plans for Urinetown. We’ll also read throught […]

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Urinetown – The Synopsis

Urinetown begins with a friendly welcome from our narrator, Officer Lockstock. Officer Lockstock and the adorable moppet Little Sally fill us in on the back-story. As the result of a terrible water shortage, private toilets have become unthinkable. All restroom activities are handled through a private corporation, the Urine Good Company (UGC for short). To […]

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