The musical urinetown, by mark hollmann and greg kotis, falls in the class of the modern anti-musical with its untraditional structure and content, not only breaking the mold of what makes musical theatre, but making satire of itself and its relatives in the process. Urinetown: the musical, colorado state university theatre’s new satirical musical packed with relevant themes, is not your typical show despite critics being unsure of how the production would fare when it first opened in 2001, the musical ended up with 965 performances on broadway and won several tony awards, including best musical and best original musical score. A satirical comedy that scrutinizes everything from corporate greed to political corruption to blind idealism, urinetown, the musical is the story of a city in the midst of a terrible water.
Skylight music theatre closes its season with urinetown, a satire of both modern politics and the musical genre itself.
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.
Conard high school musical productions will present ‘urinetown the musical’ in west hartford for two weekends beginning march 9 by ronni newton conard high school musical productions has strayed from its standard repertoire of classic, family-friendly shows with this year’s satirical musical, urinetown, but the tony award-winning show, which premiered on broadway in 2001, will [. Urinetown’s music and choreography provide its greatest tie to self-conscious satire, and in skylight’s production, all the stops have been pulled out under david bonofiglio’s musical direction and ryan cappleman’s choreographic direction, the crack performance ensemble explores a million-and-one references to other musicals presented.
What do police brutality, monopolized control of industry and musical theater have in common the answer: the 2001 tony award-winning musical urinetown urinetown is a satire on a multitude of social issues the story begins during a 20-year drought, resulting in serious water shortages.
Inspired by the works of bertolt brecht and kurt weill, urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Urinetown: the musical is a satirical comedy musical that premiered in 2001, with music by mark hollmann, lyrics by hollmann and greg kotis, and book by kotis it satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and municipal politics. Winner of three tony awards, urinetown, the musical is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, bureaucracy, politics, corporate mismanagement— and musical theater itself.