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Krannert Center Events: 2022-2023 Season

About This Event

By Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis
J.W. Morrissette and Lisa Gaye Dixon, directors
Justin M. Brauer, music director
Joe Bowie and Lisa Dixon, choreographers

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics, and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America's greatest art forms.

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!

Contains adult content.

Thursday, November 3, 2022 - Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 7:30pm in the Colwell Playhouse

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 7:30pm in the Colwell Playhouse

See the Krannert Center website for more details and to purchase tickets.

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