URINETOWN

THE MUSICAL

Music and Lyrics by: Mark Hollmann

Book and Lyrics by: Greg Kotis

Directed by Byron Martin

Musical Director Vicky Berg

Production Design by Skylar Desjardins

Stage Manager Erin Hayes

Grindstone Theatre is proud to present URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL at the 2017 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival. Performances will be Holy Trinity Anglican Church from August 17th – 31st.

SYNOPSIS

In the not-so-distant future, a terrible water shortage and 20-year drought has led to a government ban on private toilets and a proliferation of paid public toilets, owned and operated by a single megalomaniac company: the Urine Good Company. If the poor don’t obey the strict laws prohibiting free urination, they’ll be sent to the dreaded and mysterious “Urinetown.” After too long under the heel of the malevolent Caldwell B. Cladwell, the poor stage a revolt, led by a brave young hero, fighting tooth and nail for the freedom to pee “wherever you like, whenever you like, for as long as you like, and with whomever you like.” A brilliant satire modeled off the plays of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, Urinetown is a wickedly funny, fast-paced, and surprisingly intelligent comedic romp.

AUDITIONS

Auditions for Urinetown are being held May 1st and 2nd 2017.

Deadline to apply: April 28th

For auditions in Edmonton, email resume and headshot to grindstonetheatreyeg@gmail.com . Write “Urinetown Audition” in the subject line and indicate the role of interest in the body of the email.

Those selected for an audition will be contacted with further details.

Rehearsals start July 8th, 2017

Opening August 17th, 2017

Closing August 31st, 2017

Ethno-cultural mandate or ethno-cultural casting statement: Grindstone Theatre aims to reflect the diversity of our society in our productions and is committed to inclusive casting. We encourage performers of all backgrounds and identities to apply.

URINETOWN was produced on Broadway in September, 2001 by the Araca Group and Dodger Theatricals in association with TheatreDreams, Inc., and Lauren Mitchell. URINETOWN is presented though special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI www.MTIShows.com