Floyd Central’s Studio One Series continues with “URINETOWN PDF Print E-mail

The Floyd Central Theatre Department will continue their spring trio of Studio One productions with the presentation of the campy musical hit, Urinetown, on February 9, 10, 11 and 12.


Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critic’s Circle Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown  is an earnest tale of love, greed, and revolution.  The show is set in a town plagued by a 20-year drought, where water has become so scarce that private toilets have become unthinkable.  At the mercy of a single dominating corporation who maintains a monopoly on the town’s public amenities, the destitute citizens must pay towering taxes and fines to carry out their most private and basic of needs.  Out of the mass of the pitiable, a hero rises to lead his fellow citizens against the tyrannical regime.  Drawing from West Side Story, Chicago, and Les Miserables among others, the sow irreverently pays witty homage to the great American musical theatre tradition.  Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America’s greatest art forms.
The production is being staged by the Musical Theatre Lab in the intimate 130 seat Studio One performance space.  Chris Bundy, Director of Theatre Arts at Floyd Central commented, “The Studio One space is the perfect venue for the intimacy needed for the show.  The kids are having a wonderful time with the show and the fantastic music and campy script.  Audiences shouldn’t be put off by the title.  This show is pure entertainment.”
Tickets for the show are $12 for adults; $10 for senior citizens and $8 for students.  The show is suitable for middle school age children and older.  Performances are February 9, 10, 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. with a Sunday matinee also on the 12th at 2 p.m.  Tickets may be purchased at the door, but reservations are strongly suggested due to the limited seating.  Reservations may be placed by calling the 24-hour box office line at: 812-542-2284.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 February 2012 09:06