One of the most uproariously funny musicals started the new century with a bang in 1991: It was a brilliant musical satire called URINETOWN-THE MUSICAL. It was nominated for an impressive 10 Tony Awards, and won 3: Best Book of a Musical, Best Musical Score, and Best Direction of a Musical. URINETOWN was a book by Greg Kotis, music by Mark Hollman, and lyrics by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis. Inspired by the works of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, it is a story of hero Bobby Strong who stages a revolt against a government-enforced ban on private toilets. All people must pay for the privilege to “pee” making the poor even poorer and making a few very, very rich. Ultimately, the revolution is successful, and a basic human right is returned to the people, the story ending on a note of optimism and hope.
The Music Box Players will present their version of this musical March 28 to 30, April 4 to 6, and 11 to 13, at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes Street, Swoyersville, PA. The Music Box first staged the regional premier of this show in 1996, and brings it back by popular demand.
The musical is directed by Dana Feigenblatt, with musical direction by Kim Crofchick, choreography by Amber McKenna, and sets and lighting by Michael Gallagher. Principals in the cast include: Ben Steltz, Ericka Law, Christian Lynch, Daniel Pascoe, Jon Vojtko, Eyanna Gruver, Sarah Pellegrini and Amanda Reese.
Playing the “rich” and the “poor” are: Amber McKenna, Jimmy Williams, Jessica Werbin, Allie Liguori, Alyssa Reed, Madison Bradley, Jack Moran, Steve Bartolomei, Matthew Buckman, Michael Radzwilla, Jenelle Craig, Joanna Ferbrache, Katie Colacito, Lori Colacito, Hannah Kasco, Emma McKenna, Maia Bagusky, Kippie Morgan, Dana Feigenblatt, and Matthew Wegener.
It is a dinner theatre production: Dinner and show: $34, children 12 and under: $28. Show only tickets are available at $16 per person. Fridays and Saturdays: the bar opens at 6pm, a buffet dinner is served at 6:30 pm, and curtain is at 8 pm. Sundays, the bar opens at 1 pm, dinner is served at 1:30pm, curtain is at 3 pm.
For more information, and to make reservations, call 570-283-2195 or 1-800-698-PLAY. Also, visit the Music Box on FACEBOOK and its website: www.musicbox.org.