Millbrook will be presenting Urinetown the Musical this year, with music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann, book and lyrics by Greg Kotis, and Music Theater International as the publisher.
This hilarious and thought-provoking show is the winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and two Obie Awards. The story is a satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, and even musical theater itself!
The musical takes place in a Gotham-like city, where an extreme water shortage caused by a 20-year drought results to a government enforced ban on private toilets. As a result, the citizens of Urinetown must use public amenities, which are regulated by a single company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Eventually a hero within the community decides to plot a revolution to lead Urinetown to freedom.
Under the leadership of Director of Theater Elaine Lifter, 40 students have been working diligently with faculty and staff to bring this story to life on our stage. They have created a dramatic multi-level set, practiced choreography and song, and have even organized a parent-sponsored bake sale that will raise funds for the Flint Child Health and Development Fund.
Performances will run February 23-25, at 8:00 p.m. in the Chelsea Morrison Theater. It is sure to be an outstanding show, and we hope you can join us!