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Theatre Performances

Urinetown, The Musical

To Pee or not to Pee...                           
that is the Question!!

Music by Mark Hollmann
Lyrics by Mark Hollmann, Greg Kotis
Book by Greg Kotis

Urinetown, The Musical is presesented through special arrangement with MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL, New York, NY

Produced & Designed by Michael Crum
Stage & Musical Direction by Peter Davis
Choreography by Jocelyn Raychel

Performances:
Sat, Oct 4th 2008 @ 10:00pm
Sat, Oct 18th 2008 @ 10:00pm
Sun, Oct 26th 2008 @ 8:00pm

Straughn Auditorium

Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities

The Mansfield University Departments of Theatre and Music “Off-Beat Productions” will present URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL on Saturday, October 4 and 18 at 10 p.m. and on Sunday, October 26 at 8 p.m. in Straughn Hall.

URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL is the story of a future civilization where a drought has overcome the earth and people can only use public pay-toilets. When one man decides he’s had enough, he leads a revolution to freedom.

The musical comedy, which features music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book and lyrics by Greg Kotis, pokes fun at capitalism, bureaucracy and small town politics, among other things.

It also parodies successful Broadway shows such as Les Misérables, Evita, Annie, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, and even satirizes itself.

URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL was first produced on Broadway in September 2001 by the Araca Group and Dodger Theatricals in association with Theatre Dreams, Inc. and Lauren Mitchell

URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL is a presentation of the MU Late Night Event-Weekend Series. The series is sponsored by the Office of Student Activities.

Cast

The Poor

  • Little Sally - Maria Orr
  • Hot Blades Harry - Nick Webb
  • Little Becky Two Shoes - Katie DeBach
  • Robby the Stodfish - Nathan Fulkerson
  • Billy Boy Bill - Jonah Klixbull
  • Soupy Sue - Emily Vermillion
  • Tiny Tom - Mark Lewis Shoemaker
  • Josephine Strong - Elizabeth Kennedy
  • Old Man Strong - Shaun Stuart

UGC Employees

  • Bobby Strong - Mike Hogue
  • Penelope Pennywise - Megan McFadden
  • Mr. McQueen - David Petty
  • Dr. Billeaux - Rachelle Brisson
  • Executives - Andrew Dutko, Beth Swanson

The Rich

  • Hope Cladwell - Megan Zwart
  • Caldwell B. Cladwell - Bryan Hoover
  • Senator Fipp - Theo Lentz
  • Mrs. Millenium - Kerri Grewe

The Cops

  • Officer Lockstock - Alexander Slaughter
  • Officer Barrel - Jocelyn Raychel

The Squad

  • Andrew Dutko
  • Shaun Stuart
  • Mark Louis Shoemaker
  • Beth Swanson

Orchestra

  • Conductor - Morgan Janeski
  • Keyboard - Nolan "Rockin' eighty-eight" DeSanto
  • Reeds - "Joltin" Joel Perkosky
  • Low Bass - Chris "Sheet man" Scheetz
  • Bass - Michael "Slap daddy" Patillo
  • Percussion - Adam "Big bang" Bancroft

Production Crew

  • Stage Manager - Evan "busy signal" Parker
  • Lightboard - Scotty "the beam " Wieland
  • Followspots - Megan "mad mama" Browning, Brianna "sure shot" Erdmann
  • Flys - Brianna "B-cat" Osborn
  • Scenic Construction & Painting (and text messaging) - Jen "little brick" Swody, Jamie "gotta go" Bitzer, Peter "multi-task" Davis, Bri "B-cat" Osborn, Megan "mad mama" Browning, Evan "busy signal" Parker, Scotty "the beam" Wieland

Special Thanks To...

  • Eva Green
  • Mark Polonia
  • Ben Jones, MU Building & Grounds Crew
  • MU Print Shop (Charlie & Steve)
  • Arcadia Theatre, Wellsboro
  • Linda & Jessica Crum
  • Timothy Dart
  • Ted Wilson
  • Steve Plesac (Student Activities)
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