“Urinetown” the Musical to Open Soon

The St. Johns County Center for the Arts Theatre Department at St. Augustine High School will present the musical Urinetown, performed by more than 60 students. Jeff Dodd is director. 

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!

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. First oast.TV got a chance to speak to director Jeff Dodd and choreographer Kaila Schippani.

The musical is the winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards.

Performances are 7 p.m. Oct. 6-8, and 2 p.m. Oct. 9 in the school auditorium, 3205 Varella Ave, St. Augustine. Check our upcoming events on First Coast.TV website.