Urinetown, the musical
Next month at DeBaun Auditorium at Stevens, also a sneak peek at this weekends Arts & Music Festival.
Performance Dates: October 19, 20, 26 & 27, 2007 at 8pm and October 21 & 28, 2007 at 3pm
Location: DeBaun Auditorium, 5th & Hudson Sts., Hoboken, NJ (Accessible by PATH & Light Rail); Discounted parking & directions.
Tickets: $25 adults/$20 students & seniors/$15 children under twelve
Discover Jersey Arts Discount: 20% off ticket price (up to two tickets)
Dinner & Show Package: $45/person includes ticket to performance and dinner at Court Street Restaurant & Bar (gratuity and drinks not included)
Box Office: 201.216.8937, BoxOffice@debaun.org or online
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Urinetown, in Hoboken!
The Center for the Performing Arts at DeBaun Auditorium is proud to present The Theater Company’s production of Urinetown, the musical as its first musical of the 2007-2008 Theater Series, which will run two consecutive weekends on October 19, 20, 26 & 27, 2007 at 8pm and October 21 & 28, 2007 at 3pm at DeBaun Auditorium, 5th & Hudson Sts. in Hoboken, NJ.
One of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, Urinetown, the musical 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.
With music and lyrics by Mark Hollman and book and lyrics by Greg Kotis, the original Broadway production opened in September, 2001. It was directed by John Rando and choreographed by John Carrafa and produced on Broadway by the Araca Group and Dodger Theatricals in association with TheaterDreams Inc., and Lauren Mitchell. Urinetown played for 965 performances on Broadway at the Henry Miller Theatre and won 3 Tony Awards for Best Director, Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical.
The Center’s production of Urinetown is lead by director/choreographer Dennis Edenfield. Dennis has more than 20 years of experience as a professional actor, dancer, and singer on Broadway, television and in film. The Theatrefest at Montclair University, NJ once said of him, “Dennis Edenfield, Broadway veteran, has been directing and choreographing since 1986. With over one hundred productions to his credit, he has been referred to as ‘one of the most prolific Director/Choreographers in musical theatre today.” When asked about his artistic vision of the production, he said, “I see this show as a fun spoof on Broadway musicals. The creators of Urinetown approached the show with care and love. My vision is to do the same.” Dennis also said that his past experiences with Sir John Gielgud (Academy and Tony Award Winner), Gower Champion (Tony Award-winning director and choreographer), Michael Bennett (creator, director and choreographer of A Chorus Line) and Peter Gennaro (Tony Award-winning choreographer) has provided him with the “gifts” to direct this musical.
Dennis is joined by Meg Zervoulis as the Musical Director for Urinetown. The cast includes Emily Beatty, Nellie Beavers, PJ Brennan, Corey Bright, Alex Covington, Leo da Silva, Justin DePaul, Bridget Dunn, Mark Dunn, Katie Flaherty, Robert Gonzales Jr., Samantha Gutterman, Benjamin Holmes, Frank Paiva, Michael Santora, Kara Schwartz, Sarah Smith, Nicole Spano, Gareth Walsh, Caitlin White and Laura Yoder. For cast and director biographies and pictures, please visit The Center’s website at www.debaun.org/cgi-bin/onstage/UTowncast.php
Tickets for the Urinetown, the musical are $25 for adults, $20 students & seniors, and $15 for children under the age of twelve. Discover Jersey Arts members will receive a discount of 20% (up to two tickets) when they present their card at the box office.