Carroll College Theatre Presents Urinetown

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

HELENA – Carroll College Theatre is producing the Broadway musical Urinetown, with music and lyrics by Mark Hollman and book and lyrics by Greg Kotis. This show will run September 28 – October 7, in the FLEX Theatre in the lower level of the Carroll College Campus Center.

This season-opening musical 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 this musical, a Gotham-like city is suffering a terrible water shortage caused by a 20 year drought. This shortage 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.

Other items of interest:

  • Directed by Assistant Professor Kim Shire
  • Twenty tickets will be reserved for door sales only beginning one hour before curtain
  • The show features 19 college-aged actors and City Commissioner Ed Noonan

Shows will be at 7:30 p.m. on September 28, 29 and October 4, 5, 6, with 2:30 p.m. matinees on September 30 and October 7. Parking is free in the Campus Center lot off of Lyndale for all performances. The theatre is fully ADA accessible through the east entrance of the Campus Center. Tickets are available at the door or online. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors, $5 for children 12 and younger, and $5 with a current Carroll College ID.

For more information contact:

Kimberly Shire
Director of Theatrical Production
Carroll College
kshire@carroll.edu