Imagine your daily routine. Now imagine your daily routine without your toilet, your bathtub, or your kitchen sink. Welcome … to Urinetown!
Written in 2001 by Greg Kotis, with a score by Mark Hollmann, Urinetown the Musical is the latest show undergoing production at Mount Baker Wild Theatre. The show, a favourite of backroom intellectuals, is lending an entirely new image to the theatre department at Mount Baker; it’s a fresh concept that is both inventive and entertaining.
Mary Hamilton tackles the stage direction of the production; Scott Martin helms the musical direction. Mt. Baker Wild Theatre is thrilled to welcome Toronto based choreographer Siona Jackson, who studied at the Royal Academy of Dance, has instructed at the National Ballet School, and has appeared in musicals such as Chess and West Side Story. She has also worked with Bob Fosse’s right hand man, Chet Walker.
Justice Jones leads the cast as the rebellious hero of the musical, Bobby Strong. Playing opposite him as Hope Cladwell is Danica Martin. Carter Gulseth plays her father, the villainous Caldwell B. Cladwell. The cast is rounded out by Zoe Dupley as Penelope Pennywise, David Webb as Officer Lockstock and Emma Schraepel as Little Sally.
Inspired by the most pressing ecological questions of the day, Urinetown is a satirical and provocatively funny look at the environment, big business, and unfortunate romance. It runs from May 8 to May 11 at the Key City Theatre, and is guaranteed to be the theatrical event of the season.