Music by Mark Hollmann
Lyrics by Mark Hollmann & Greg Kotis
Book by Greg Kotis
JULY 17 - AUGUST 15
Thursdays, Friday, Saturdays @ 8pm
JULY 26 & AUGUST 2
Sunday matinees @ 2:30pm
TICKETS: $30, $25 Seniors & Students
SYNOPSIS & INFORMATION
Don’t let the title fool you; URINETOWN is not a show about toilet humor. URINETOWN is the hit musical comedy by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis that takes a somewhat unpleasant premise and turns it completely upside down, producing a wonderfully witty and highly entertaining evening of contemporary musical theatre.
ETC’s production of URINETOWN The Musical runs July 17th through August 15th. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8:00pm. There are two Sunday matinees at 2:30pm on July 26th and August 2nd. All performances are at Island ETC (East-End Theatre Company), 2317 Mechanic Street in Galveston.
URINETOWN – Picture a town where people can’t pee free and the masses are oppressed. But! There’s always hope for tomorrow. The story is told from the point of view of a not-too bright Officer Lockstock (Trevor Grace) and sassy, quick-witted Little Sally (Caitlyn Mytelka). This sarcastic musical depicts the corruption of big business through a fictitious company run by Caldwell B. Cladwell (Roger Stallings). The hero of our story is Bobby Strong (Taelon Stonecipher) who is the assistant to the always-mysterious Penelope Pennywise (Patty Talley). Bobby, of course, falls in love with a newcomer to the town, Hope (Hanna Harper). His love inspires him to organize the masses to fight for the right to pee free! URINETOWN is filled with a multitude of colorful characters portrayed by a tremendous cast which also includes Mason Aiken, John Carraro, Sophia Carraro, Melanie Clinkscales, Kyle Crawford, Katherine Cunningham, Cameron Dunbar, Alicia Forsythe, Justin Gonzalez, Miguel Guzman, Cody House, Matt Poole, Kiefer Slaton, and K.Ball Withers.
This unlikely idea for the show came to Greg Kotis during an under-funded European backpacking trip. At the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris he encountered pay-per-use toilets, which he could not afford. URINETOWN parodies many popular musicals and theatre conventions and playfully pokes fun at itself.
Tickets to this family friendly musical are $25.00 for students and senior citizens and $30.00 for adults. Tickets may be purchased online at www.islandetc.org. For additional information or group rates, please contact the theatre at 409-762-3665. Island ETC recommends this production for ages 12+.
Come to Island ETC and see what it’s like when you don’t have the privilege to pee in URINETOWN The Musical!
ETC is a 501(c)3 organization.