Urinetown: The Musical

Feb. 10 – 26, 2017 // Ethel M. Barber Theater
Music and Lyrics by Mark Hollmann
Book and Lyrics by Greg Kotis
Directed by Scott Weinstein

In a dystopian metropolis, 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!

Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Northwestern University alumnus Scott Weinstein (Into the Woods) directs this hilarious Tony Award-winning musical praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be and for catapulting the “comedic romp” into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.

Scott Weinstein (Director) is a Jeff Award winning Director currently based in Chicago. Favorite directing credits include RENT at Theo Ubique (Jeff Award - Best Director, Best Musical); BAT BOY, TITANIC (Jeff Nominated - Best Director, Best Musical) and THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (Griffin Theatre); SHE KILLS MONSTERS (Steppenwolf Theatre); SEUSSICAL (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); PRINCESS & THE PEA (Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre); THE LITTLE MERMAID (Drury Lane Theatre) the world premieres of BARISTAS (New York International Fringe Festival) and AMPERSAND (Bloomington Playwrights Project); as well as the first full productions of MURDER FOR TWO (Adirondack Theatre Festival, Hangar Theatre, 42nd Street Moon). Scott is the recipient of a Berkshire Theatre Festival Directing Fellowship and a Stage Directors and Choreographers Observership. He is currently the Associate director for the National Tour, Las Vegas, Chicago and Norwegian Cruise Line productions of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET and directed the first regional production currently running at the Lawrence Welk Theatre in Branson, Missouri. He has assistant or associate directed at The Goodman Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse and many more. Proud graduate of Northwestern University where he recently directed the summer 2015 production of INTO THE WOODS.

Music Director: Ryan Nelson
Scenic Designer: Sotirios Livaditis
Costume Designer: Alycia Matz
Lighting Designer: Alex Ridgers
Sound Designer: Josh Horvath
Choreographer: Amanda Zimmerman
Fight Choreographer: Matt Hawkins
Stage Manager: Eloia Peterson


Adult $30
Seniors (62+) $27
Area Educator $27
NU Faculty/Staff $25
Full-Time Student $10
NU Student $6/Adv. $10/Door

February 10 -26
2:00PM SUN

Post-show discussion on Thursday, Feb. 23.
No performance Thursday, Feb. 16.

This production is a proud participant of Chicago Theatre Week 2017. Get $15 tickets with the code THWEEK.  Discount is available for performances Feb 10 - 19 only and not valid in combination with any other offer.  Inventory is limited and offer is subject to availability.


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