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Friday, August 11, 2017

Pantochino Teen Theatre: "Urinetown, the Musical"

Pantochino Teen Theatre will present the hilarious musical satire, “Urinetown, The Musical” by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis for three performances, August 11-13 at the Milford Center for the Arts on Railroad Avenue in Downtown Milford. The show features thirty-two local young actors from 12 to 17 years old in a production sponsored by The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation.

With music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book by Greg Kotis, “Urinetown, The Musical” was winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, two Obie Awards and won the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical in 2001. “We’re thrilled to share this exciting musical with these young actors,” said director Bert Bernardi. “Our Teen Theatre is one of our most popular programs and continues to grow and evolve.” This will be the company’s first full-length, two act musical.

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 draught, 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, The Musical” 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, the show catapults the comedic romp into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.

Pantochino Teen Theatre allows young actors the opportunity to work with professional directors and designers outside the academic setting, on a schedule matching that of professional theatre companies. “Urinetown, The Musical” has been cast, learned and rehearsed in an immersive ten rehearsals. Bernardi directs the show with Justin Rugg as musical director. The design team includes Jimmy Johansmeyer (costumes), Ben Warters (lighting), Von Del Mar (sets) and Sara Brown (sound).

The cast includes young actors from Milford, Monroe, Fairfield, Stratford, Shelton, Bethany, Orange and Branford.

Performances of “Urinetown, The Musical” are Friday, August 11 and  Saturday, August 12 at 7:30pm and Sunday, August 13 at 2pm. All tickets are $10. and available online at www.pantochino.com. The show is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

from Friday, August 11, 2017 7:30 PM
thru Sunday, August 13, 2017 2:00 PM
 Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue, Downtown Milford
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