Inflation gets the best of us. The cost of everything from postage stamps, electricity and gas continues to rise. We gripe, groan and moan as we lament how much cheaper everything was “in the good old days.” Now, contemplate how you would feel if you had to pay to use the toilet and the costs kept going up? What if you were a low-income citizen who scratched out a living day by day? Would you continue to gripe and groan or take a stand?
The Newington Children’s Theatre Company is proud to present URINETOWN, October 26-28. One of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, URINETOWN (yes, that really is the title) is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. Don’t let the title fool you; URINETOWN is not a show about toilet humor. This Tony-award winning show written by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, is based on a somewhat unpleasant premise, and turns it completely upside down, producing a marvelously witty and entertaining production of contemporary musical theatre!
In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he’s had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!
URINETOWN is directed by Christa Pizzoferrato of Newington, choreographed by Jessie Sattler of Newington and musically directed by Sarah Laurenzano. The stellar teen cast includes Sophia Ancona, Kailin Brooks, Bridget Corcoran, Abby Geremia, Celeste Gigliotti, Rachel Huff, Tim Kaseta, Katie Klein, Michael Luszczak, Allison Madrazo, Dean Marino, Jr, Haylee Morgan, Seann Morgan, Devin Orde, Cassie Orkin, Bella Singer, Ryan Turf and Josh Wagner.
Performances are October 26-28, Friday and Saturday at 7:00pm, Saturday at 2:00pm and Sunday at 1:30pm. Tickets are $12 for Adults and $10 for Seniors, Students and Children. Tickets are available by calling the Box Office at 860.666.NCTC or online at www.NCTCArts.org.
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