Columbia College Chicago Theatre Dept. Alums Featured in North Texas Performing Arts Repertory’s ‘Urinetown’ April 22-May 1

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Conor Clark ’13, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Musical Theatre BA program, and former Theatre Department student Thomas McKee are in the cast of North Texas Performing Arts Repertory Theatre’s production of the 2001 Broadway hit Urinetown the Musical.

Mark Hollmann

Urinetown features music and lyrics by former Columbia College Theatre Department staff accompanist Mark Hollmann, who won a 2002 Tony Award for Best Original Musical Score for the show. The show runs April 22 through May 1 at the Rodenbaugh Theatre in the Willow Bend Center of the Arts, located at 6121 W. Park Blvd. in Plano, Texas. For tickets, click here.

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 by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom.