Date & Time
Wed 18 Apr – Sat 21 Apr 2018
8:00pm, matinee on 21 Apr at 2:00pm
The Singapore Airlines Theatre
LASALLE, 1 McNally Street
Tickets available on Peatix
TypeTheatre, The LASALLE Show
Music and Lyrics: Mark Hollman
Book and Lyrics: Greg Kotis
Director: George Torbay
Music Director: Joanne Ho
Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America’s greatest art forms.
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 that 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 re-invigorating 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.
URINETOWN was produced on Broadway in September 2001 by the Araca Group and Dodger Theatricals in association with TheaterDreams, Inc., and Lauren Mitchell.
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
URINETOWN is held as part of The LASALLE Show 2018.
A showcase of the works of students from Design, Fine Arts, Film, Media Arts, Dance, Music, Theatre, Art Therapy, Arts Management and Creative Writing Programmes, The LASALLE Show 2018 marks the grand finale of an artistic education in creativity and imagination, and the transformation of these young talents into professional artists in the larger creative industries ecosystem.