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Andover High School
Drama Guild & Music Department
Urinetown: The Musical is a satirical comedy musical, with music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis. It satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and municipal politics. The show also parodies musicals such as The Cradle Will Rock and Les Misérables, and the Broadway musical itself as a form. In reverse pantomime style, the unconventional plotline shatters audience expectations of a somewhat pleasant ending. The characters of Bobby Strong and Hope Cladwell were both included on New York Theatre Monthly's list of "The 100 Greatest Roles in Musical Theatre".
Urinetown debuted at the New York International Fringe Festival, and then was produced Off-Broadway at the American Theatre for Actors, from May 6, 2001 to June 25, 2001. The musical then opened on Broadway at Henry Miller's Theatre, running from September 20, 2001 through January 18, 2004, after 25 previews and 965 performances.
It was directed by John Rando, and features music and lyrics by Mark Hollman, book and lyrics by Greg Kotis, and choreography by John Carrafa. The original cast included Hunter Foster (as Bobby Strong, later replaced by Tom Cavanagh), Jeff McCarthy (as Officer Lockstock), Nancy Opel (as Penelope Pennywise), John Cullum (as Caldwell B. Cladwell), Jennifer Laura Thompson (as Hope Cladwell), Spencer Kayden (as Little Sally), John Deyle (as Senator Fipp), and Ken Jennings (as Old Man Strong/Hot Blades Harry). Principal cast changes included James Barbour as Officer Lockstock, Carolee Carmello and Victoria Clark as Penelope Pennywise and Charles Shaughnessy as Caldwell B. Cladwell as well as Amy Spanger as Hope Cladwell. It was nominated for 10 Tony Awards and won three.
Welcome to the Andover High School Drama Guild website. We are glad you have paid us a visit. Drama is an important aspect of education at Andover High School. Drama productions provide a stage for student actors, enlist the expertise of student technicians and celebrate individual talents and collaborative efforts to create enlightened artists and scholars. For those students wishing to pursue an undergraduate education in theatre and the performing arts, the Drama Department strives to prepare these students by providing them with the knowledge, skills and opportunities necessary for establishing a life-long association with the theatre.
The objectives of the Andover High School drama program continue to be to teach essential theatre skills and foster a love and appreciation for this art form. Faculty and students collaborate to select material that is of the best quality and which reflects Andover High School’s values as a community of learners.
We invite you to join us for some of the finest educational theatre around. Thank you for supporting the arts at Andover High School.
- Susan Choquette, AHS Drama Director
Andover High School Drama | 80 Shawsheen Road | Andover, Massachusetts 01810 | andoverdrama.com | 978-623-8666
Mark Hallman &
Book by Greg Kotis
November 15-17, 7:30pm
November 18, 2:00pm
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RESERVED Seating $22; General Admission Seating Adult $18, Student/Senior $15
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URINETOWN is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
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