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Urinetown, The Musical

Urinetown, The Musical

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Nov 11-14, 2021

Urinetown, The Musical

A side-splitting sendup of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.

When a 20-year drought creates a terrible water shortage, one city's government bans private toilets, forcing citizens to use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company. Amid the people, a hero decides that he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, "Urinetown" is a musical satire of politics, the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility and musical theatre itself.

From orchestras, bands and choirs to jazz, world music and opera to world-class faculty and guest performances, the CU Boulder College of Music brings hundreds of stunning performances to Boulder audiences throughout the academic year. Check back soon for more information about this event!

Music and Lyrics Mark Hollmann
Book and Lyrics Greg Kotis

"Urinetown" was produced on Broadway in September, 2001 by the Araca Group and Dodger Theatricals in association with TheaterDreams, Inc. and Lauren Mitchell

"Urinetown" is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

Performance dates and times 

Thursday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 14, 2 p.m.

Buying Options

Save 15% with season tickets, available in the Choice Option. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more

‘Urinetown’ looks to shine a satirical light on capitalism and climate change

“We’re still going to be playing it for the humor and the ridiculousness of the situation, but underneath we have something to say: We’ve got to start doing a better job of taking care of our planet. I always like shows, personally, that have a lot of humanity in them. They’re not just for fun."

Justin Johnson, Musical Theatre Instructor and Stage Director, University of Colorado

Learn more - ‘Urinetown’ looks to shine a satirical light on capitalism and climate change

Program director’s note: ‘Urinetown’

Another challenge that came to light during our exploration of “Urinetown” was the necessity of looking at the material and the realization that some of the musical numbers in the show would need to be reworked ...

Matthew Chellis, BM/MT Program Director

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Cast

Maija Pieper

Soupy Sou/Cop

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Adriana Ripley

Robby the Stockfish

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Michael Julian Gaven

Officer Lockstock

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Alex Mehigan

Tiny Tom

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Melissa Burke-Manwaring

Hope Cladwell

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Annie Carpenter

Penelope Pennywise

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Nawledge Brewington

Mr. McQueen

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Lily Valdez

UGC Executive

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Ian Saverin

Bobby Strong

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Mya Busch

Poor Ensemble, UGC Executive

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Eli Harvey

Officer Barrel

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Jordan Day Rhynard

Billy Boy Bill, Cop

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Ellie Karp

Mrs. Millenium

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Caroline Glynn Dewell

Josephine “Ma” Strong

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Libby Shull

Little Becky Two Shoes

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Zane Larson

UGC Executive #2

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Colin Ring

Dr. Billeaux

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