Urinetown opens in Hong Kong
It is Wednesday the 22nd of November, and tonight is the opening night for Theater Lab’s production of Urinetown.
About the show
Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America’s greatest art forms.
In a Gotham-like city, 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 from charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he has 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. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the “comedic romp” into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
Theatre Lab is a new Hong Kong company, with Urinetown being their first Musical production.
Founded by the Dove Tales Theatre company, led by Ben Margalith and Nathan Koval, the company promises to utilize the abundance of Hong Kong musical talent by proffering productions (like Urinetown). Among the talented musical cast are veterans from Disney, including notable performers Joms Ortega and Ralion Alonso.
Diversity of Cast
The show boasts an incredible diversity of cast. Many are from the Philippines, but the show also has performers originally from England, Scotland and Australia!
Dates and info:
November 22nd-26th @ 8:00PM
Matinee November 25th & 26th @ 3:00PM
Tickets $300 / $250 (Concessions)
Tickets availble through URBTIX starting October 13th