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CoSA Presents “Urinetown: The Musical” Opening Oct. 25

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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:16 pm

“Urinetown: The Musical,” which will spill over onto the stage at the Coronado School of Arts (CoSA), clearly won’t be everyone’s cup of, uh, tea. That’s because this play is bursting with references to urine, and it will likely have many audience members hightailing it to the restrooms at intermission. And there’s even more to wade through in Act II with rebellion, forbidden love, plot twists, and a whole lot of sarcasm. The puns flow freely in this Tony award-winning musical, which opens Oct. 25, 2019 and makes for an absorbing evening of fun for the whole family.

Let’s get the bathroom jokes aside. At first flush, this comedy-musical-parody-satire is based on a person’s right to pee for free. A water shortage caused by a 20-year drought has left poor residents desperate and corrupt ones wealthy. Private toilets are government banned. Citizens must pay to use public facilities. The Urine Good Company has a monopoly over the toilets and is making lots of money by raising the bathroom admission cost. Not paying to urinate or “going in the bushes” gets violators arrested and sent to Urinetown—a mysterious place no one knows anything about or whether it really exists. This is not, as narrator and cop Officer Lockstock (Spencer Gerber) says, “a happy musical.”

“It’s a show that manages to skewer politics, capitalism and musical theater all in one delightfully demented package,” according to Barbara Wolf, Chair of CoSA’s award-winning Musical Theatre and Drama conservatory. “It’s a terrific show with a terrible title. You’ve simply gotta go!”

Renowned local artist, Leigh Scarritt, serves as Musical Director for “Urinetown: The Musical.” Scarritt is a veteran of film, television, and stage and serves as a mentor and coach to dozens of San Diego’s up and coming young talent.

The 570-seat Coronado Performing Arts Center Main Stage Theatre, located at 650 D Avenue, is the venue for this satirical comedy with performances on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m., Oct. 26 at 7 p.m., Oct. 27 at 2 p.m., Nov. 1 at 7 p.m., and Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the box offices 45 minutes prior to performance or online at https://cosasandiego.com and range from $10-$20.

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