What is Urinetown?
Urinetown: The Musical, written by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and winner of three 2002
Tony Awards, is an earnest tale of love, greed, and revolution. It has wit, it has intelligence – and it also has
an enjoyable surplus of vaudeville gags, physical comedy and low-brow humour.
In a town plagued by a 20-year drought, the citizens must pay towering taxes and fines to carry
out their most private and basic of needs. Out of the mass of the pitiable, a hero rises to lead his fellow citizens
against the tyrannical regime.
Drawing on the satirical tradition of startling audiences and shaking
their ways of thinking, Urinetown challenges your expectations.
But most importantly: it’s really, really funny.