Four sides to the same Musical: A look into the different roles that make Urinetown, Urinetown

Four individuals, four massive pieces to such a large production. A technical hand in charge of construction, a head dresser directed to maintain costumes to preserve them for each production, assistant stage manager tasked with organizing schedules and being the hands ready to move in whatever way … [Read more...]

Home-school student joins musical cast

The stage smells of fresh sawdust and wet paint. Dust mites are seen in the bright stage lights, masking the audience and turning the rest of the auditorium into an endless expanse of black. The only thing that lets anyone know there is anyone seated in the audience is the den of people talking and … [Read more...]

Cruz one of 20 in ‘Urinetown’

Christopher Cruz is active all across campus. He has been president of People Respecting Identity Diversity for Everyone. He's a member of Omega Delta Phi fraternity. And now, Cruz, a theater junior, is one of 20 students playing in "Urinetown: The Musical," his first main stage performance at … [Read more...]

‘Urinetown’ stage managers keep show organized

While the actors parade around the "Urinetown" stage and memorize lines, songs and choreography, the stage managers spend hours on end reading over paperwork, gathering schedules and offering helping hands to wherever they are needed. Katie Cagle, stage manager and theater tech design senior, along … [Read more...]

Satirical ‘Urinetown’ ‘ranks up there’ for musicians

Satirical. Funny. Entertaining. Poignant and Political. With 19 songs and a cast of about 20 college students, the production of "Urinetown: The Musical" began with rehearsals crowded around a piano Dec. 5. When choosing a musical, Dale Heidebrecht, director of choral studies and musical … [Read more...]

Urinetown cast met for first rehearsal

The theater department began rehearsals Jan. 16 for the musical "Urinetown." Consisting of a cast of 26 people, the musical is set as a political satire about a town struggling with it's water supply. "The whole musical is a satire of every other musical so that makes it really fun and exciting," … [Read more...]

‘Urinetown’ musical coming in spring

Twenty-one cast members. Five understudies. One Urinetown. A satirical comedy musical titled "Urinetown" will be put on by the theater department this spring. This musical is famous for satirizing the legal system, social irresponsibility, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics, populism and … [Read more...]