Musical opens Thursday at TROY: Just say it “You’re in town!”

Posted: Wednesday, 16 April 2008

TROY- Troy University Department of Speech and Theatre and the John M. Long School of Music present “URINETOWN, the musical” April 19-20 in the Trojan Center Theatre.

Shows Thursday – Saturday begin at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. “URINETOWN, the musical” comes to the TROY stage with music and lyrics by Mark Hollman; book and lyrics by Greg Kotis.

In today’s society, people don’t think twice about using a public restroom. If you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go! What if there was a price to pay? Introducing URINETOWN, a place where the privileged use the bathroom whenever need be and the poor have to pay for the privilege. The public restrooms are taken over by Caldwell B. Cladwell and his Urine Good Company who are exploiting the poor and taking their money during a major drought. Thank goodness there is Bobby Strong, a dashing, noble young everyman who begins a revolution to overthrow Cladwell and the UGC.

Acclaimed as one of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, URINETOWN 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 success of URINETOWN seems as unlikely as the show's title. URINETOWN was nominated for an impressive 10 Tony Awards, winning for Best Book, Score, and direction. It also won the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical.

Tickets are available at the Trojan Center Box Office. Tickets are $10 for reserved seating and $5 for Troy students with ID. The box office number is 334-670-3293. Visit for more information.