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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Sleeping Beauty Blog – The Get Out

IT’S A WRAP!… As our brilliant last audience cheerfully exited the theatre, singing our finale song as they went, and the curtains came down on another super show week in SMP land, so began our “Get out” While cast were busy folding cloths, our FOH team were dismantling displays and taking down “Urinetown” posters. Back […]

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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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Our Pantomime for 2017 will be…

SMP are very pleased to announce that after much consideration we’ve chosen our pantomime for January 2017. We’re very excited to share it with you. For the first time in the groups history we will be performing ‘FROSTED – A Family Pantomime.’ The story tells the tale of two Princesses as one struggles to come to […]

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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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