Concordia Academy presents Urinetown: The Musical.
APRIL 28 UPDATE: NEW PERFORMANCE DATES
The April performances of Urinetown have been rescheduled. The new performance schedule is as follows:
Thursday, May 6, 7:00 pm
Friday, May 7, 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 8, 2:00 pm (Understudy Performance)
Saturday, May 8, 7:00 pm
All In-Person Tickets: $15
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On-Demand Streaming: $25 per household
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About the Show
The name of Concordia Academy’s spring musical is Urinetown: The Musical.
Yes, you read that correctly. Urinetown.
We know, we know...it’s an unusual name. In fact, the show itself knows it has an unusual name, and that very fact is addressed by a character in the first few minutes. Satires are often self-aware, and this musical is most definitely a satire. It starts with a ridiculous, over-the-top premise—all the toilets in a city are controlled by one greedy corporation—and then makes us laugh while exploring issues such as corporate control, corruption, the environment, and the growing divide between rich and poor. But while drawing our attention to those issues, it also uses humor to parody “do-gooders” who, without thinking things through, haphazardly work towards societal change.
In other words, it doesn’t take sides. In fact, according to Mark Hollman, who wrote much of the music and lyrics while serving as an organist at Christ Lutheran Church in Manhattan, “No one has the answer; Urinetown merely raises the questions.”
While dealing with real issues in an intelligent manner, this musical is also filled with physical comedy, vaudeville gags, and—as the name would suggest—a bit of low-brow humor.
We’re excited to take our incredibly talented theatre students and immerse them in this Tony-Award-winning world of humor, drama, satire, sight gags, upbeat music, delightful choreography, and thought-provoking issues.
Still wondering why we would produce a musical called Urinetown? For the last several years, we have printed the following note in programs for all our theatre productions. Perhaps it will help answer that question.
Theatre is able to bring stories to life. As a Christian educational institution, Concordia Academy seeks to equip our students with the ability to ask questions about faith and life and to grapple with stories that might be different from our own. In many plays and musicals produced by CA, the characters on stage do not overtly reflect Christ. We do not always agree with our characters, but we wish to represent them honestly and with excellence. In examining these characters and their histories, convictions, choices, and responses to the world, our students are challenged to develop discernment as those who do follow Christ in a world that often does not.
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 that 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 send-up of greed, love, revolution, and musicals, taking place in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.
Send a note to let your cast or crew member know you are cheering for them! Star Grams can be purchased for $3 for the note only or $5 for the note with a treat. Star Grams are only available for purchase online; there will be no in-person sales.
To order Star Grams, use the Star Grams ordering prompts located at the bottom of all ticket selection pages.
Star Gram must be purchased by midnight the evening before the performance the Star Gram will be delivered; all Star Gram orders must be received by midnight on Saturday, April 24.