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‘Urinetown’ provides a night of entertainment

‘Urinetown’ provides a night of entertainment

Brian Lang

February 27, 2018


Filed under A&E, Entertainment Spotlight

With its unconventional title and unusual subject matter, "Urinetown" may seem like a poor choice for a musical, but this zany production by the MSU theater department successfully pulls it off. This hilarious comedy makes fun of conventional theater, criticizes capitalism and bureaucrac...

‘Urinetown’ opening night draws crowds

‘Urinetown’ opening night draws crowds

Brian Lang

February 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Crowds of students, faculty and community members filled Fain Auditorium on a rainy Friday night to see the premiere of “Urinetown: The Musical.” The set glowed an iridescent yellow, reflecting the theme of the show, as the audience excitedly talked while thumbing through their programs. ...

Makeup makes the characters

Makeup makes the characters

Sarah Graves

February 19, 2018


Filed under Feature

Painting a face for a musical is similar to painting a canvas- the right brushes, primer and "paint" are used to carve the actor's face to create the desired look. This is especially true for "Urinetown: The Musical." The "Urinetown" makeup crew, comprised of Christopher Cruz, theater junior, Abby Alle...

Satirical ‘Urinetown’ ‘ranks up there’ for musicians

Chloe Phillips

January 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Satirical. Funny. Entertaining. Poignant and Political. With 19 songs and a cast of about 20 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 director, said...

‘Urinetown’ musical coming in spring

‘Urinetown’ musical coming in spring

Rachel Johnson

December 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

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...

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