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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Sleeping Beauty Blog – Week 10

This week’s post comes from our Princess Aurora herself, Ellie! Hello one and all, and welcome to the 10th installment (10th!) of our blog for ‘Sleeping Beauty’! I have loved reading the weekly installments written by other SMP beauties so far, and now the blogging baton has been handed over to yours truly (eeek)! I […]

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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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SMP’s Halloween Bash

  We hope you all had a spooktastic Halloween this weekend, folks. We at SMP had a ghoulishly glorious time at our Inaugural “SMP All Hollows Eve Party”. Thanks to a lot of hard work from our super Social Team, the scout hut was turned into a creepy cave full of lots of freaky fun… […]

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SMP’s Halloween Bash

Tomorrow night we’ll be hosting a Halloween party at the Tile Kiln Lane Wilkinson Scout Hut, Tile Kiln Lane, London N13 6BY Doors will open at 19:30pm, fancy dress is optional. Tickets are £7 on the door. All friends and family are welcome. We have many things in store for you including: Fancy Dress Competition Best […]

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So, what is Urinetown?

What is Urinetown – The Musical? Don’t be put off by the title. It’s twisted, it’s dark, and it’s hilarious! Winner of three TONY Awards, Urinetown is a tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. A musical satire set in a fictional future where […]

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