Yup - it's a crazy title. We get it. But don't let that fool you. And don't let it keep from coming to a great show! Urinetown is a Tony Award-winning broadway show that will make you laugh and make you think.
What is Urinetown about?
In an alternate future, 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 he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!
Is it family friendly?
Yes! The show is ridiculously funny and definitely appropriate for high school students and their families. Provocative title aside, there's no vulgarity or sexual innuendo anywhere in the show. Urinetown's comedy extends far beyond toilet humor, as well; the lyrics and jokes are clever enough to appeal to adults, and clean enough for children younger than high school age. It's a fun show that's critically acclaimed (it won three 2002 Tony Awards, including the ones for Best Book and Best Score), and it also has some interesting things to say.
“One of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, URINETOWN is a hilariously funny tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.” Musical Theatre International
“Of course you’re not supposed to like the title -- that’s part of the big, good-natured, and remarkably successful joke that is Urinetown. A terrifically spirited sendup of musicals and their conventions.” The New Yorker