Urinetown: The Musical

Published on: Sep 8, 2014

 

Urinetown: The Musical

by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis

 

Urinetown: The Musical is a satirical comedy musical from 2001, with music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis. It satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and municipal politics. The show also parodies musicals such as The Threepenny Opera, The Cradle Will Rock and Les Misérables, and the Broadway musical itself as a form. In reverse pantomime style, the unconventional plotline shatters audience expectations of a somewhat pleasant ending.

 

 

 

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Playing at the Apollo Theatre London From 29 Sept 2014

Cast

Nathan Amzi – Officer Barrel
Chris Bennett – Swing & Dance Captain
Katie Bernstein – Little Becky Two Shoes/Mrs. Millennium
Alasdair Buchan – Swing
Marc Elliott – Mr. McQueen
Cory English – Old Man Strong / Hot Blades Harry
Madeleine Harland – Soupy Sue
Rosanna Hyland – Hope Cladwell
Karis Jack – Little Sally
Julie Jupp – Old Woman / Josephine Strong
Aaron Lee Lambert – Billy Boy Bill / UGC Executive #2
Mark Meadows – Senator Fipp
Christina Modestou – Female Swing
Joel Montague – Swing / Assistant Dance Captain & Fight Captain
Jeff Nicholson – Tiny Tom / Dr. Billeaux
Simon Paisley Day – Caldwell B. Cladwell
Kane Oliver Parry – Robbie The Stockfish / UGC Executive
Jenna Russell – Penelope Pennywise
Matthew Seadon-Young – Bobby Strong
Jonathan Slinger – Officer Lockstock
Vicki Lee Taylor – Female Swing

Creative

MUSIC & LYRICS
Mark Hollmann

BOOK & LYRICS
Greg Kotis

DIRECTOR
Jamie Lloyd

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Richard Fitch

CHOREOGRAPHER
Ann Yee

ASSOCIATE CHOREOGRAPHER
Richard Roe

SET & COSTUME DESIGN
Soutra Gilmour

LIGHTING DESIGNER
Adam Silverman

SOUND DESIGNER
Terry Jardin and Nick Lidster for Autograph Sound

WIG & HAIR DESIGNER
Richard Mawbey

MUSICAL DIRECTOR / SUPERVISOR
Alan Williams

ASSOCIATE MUSICAL DESIGNER
Mark Etherington

ORCHESTRATOR
Bruce Coughlin

COPYIST
Mark Cumberland

COSTUME SUPERVISOR
Chris Cahill

PROPS SUPERVISOR
Lizzie Frankl

PROPS ASSISTANT
Claire Turner

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