The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts presents Urinetown
The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts will present their annual All-School Musical, the comedy Urinetown. Students will produce and perform this satirical musical about bureaucracy and capitalist greed, featuring the hit musical number “Run, Freedom, Run.”
Urinetown, a satirical comedy that parodies local politics, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, and capitalism, premiered on Broadway in 2001. It tells the story of a town suffering from an unbearable 20-year drought, ultimately leading to a water shortage. The lack of water has eliminated the use of private toilets, and the town’s citizens have to pay for public facilities.
Urinetown also parodies other landmark musicals, including The Threepenny Opera and Les Misérables. The original Broadway production won three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and two Obie Awards.