Award-winning Ballard High School Playmakers present “Urinetown: The Musical!” this weekend at the Earl Kelly Performing Arts Center at Ballard High School. Although the title might suggest otherwise, the Tony Award Winning musical is more than worth the price of the ticket:
One of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, URINETOWN is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. 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! Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, URINETOWN is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, URINETOWN catapults the “comedic romp” into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
The show closes this weekend, March 13, 14, and 15 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are available at the door or online at www.showtix4u.com for $15. The production is directed by Shawn M. Riley, with vocal direction by Courtney Pelavin, instrumental direction by Michael James, and choreography by Eia Waltzer. (Photo credit Jason Michel.)