The Season
Urinetown

July 7 – July 17, 2022

New Production

Book by Greg Kotis
Music by Mark Hollmann
Lyrics by Mark Hollmann & Greg Kotis

A side splitting sendup of greed, love, revolution and musical theater itself. Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is hilariously funny, remarkably irreverent and touchingly sincere. The winner of 3 Tony Awards and 2 Obie Awards, this incredible satire leaves no one safe from scrutiny as it surveys societies established norms and foundational institutions.

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A dire water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens of Urinetown are forced to pay a single malevolent company to use the only available amenities. One citizen of Urinetown decides that they’ve had enough. They plan a revolution to break the chain and lead the people to freedom!

Originally planned for our 2020 season, this production of Urinetown is two years in the making, finally hitting our stage for the first time ever. You are sure to love the ardent characters of this irreverent satire. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the “comedic romp” into the modern era. It’s outrageous, unscrupulous and absolutely hilarious!

Trey Compton makes his Mac-Haydn directorial debut after previously directing with The Fulton, Riverside, Engeman, Sierra Repertory, The Herb Strauss, Pittsburgh Musical Theatre, Millbrook Playhouse, and most recently at Cortland Repertory Theatre. Compton is joined by seasoned Mac-Haydn choreographer Elizabeth McGuire, whose previous credits in Chatham include “Camelot” (2019) and “Pippin” (2021).

“I’m so very thrilled Urinetown will be shared with audiences at Mac-Haydn,” said Compton. “The show is musical theatre satire at its best. It brilliantly walks the line between thought provoking, affecting theatre and ‘pee your pants funny’ musical comedy (pun very much intended).”

Broadway’s George Dvorsky returns to the Mac-Haydn stage as Caldwell B. Cladwell. Dvorsky’s past roles with the theatre include Mushnik in the 2019 production of “Little Shop of Horrors” and his Berkshire Theatre Award-winning performance as Warbucks in 2018’s “Annie.”

Dvorsky is joined by newcomer Janet Dickinson as the menacing Penelope Pennywise. Dickinson is no stranger to the stage, having appeared regionally and on Broadway in shows including “Anastasia the Musical,” “Bullets Over Broadway,” “How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” and “Happiness” at Lincoln Center.

The “Urinetown” cast features Kylan Ross as Bobby Strong, Gabe Belyeu as Officer Lockstock, Nina Laing as Hope Cladwell, and Sarah Chiu as Little Sally.

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Show Times

Jul 7 – 2:00PM Thursday
Jul 7 – 8:00PM Thursday
Jul 8 – 8:00PM Friday
Jul 9 – 4:00PM Saturday
Jul 10 – 2:00PM Sunday
Jul 10 – 7:00PM Sunday
Jul 13 – 2:00PM Wednesday
Jul 14 – 2:00PM Thursday
Jul 14 – 8:00PM Thursday
Jul 15 – 8:00PM Friday
Jul 16 – 4:00PM Saturday
Jul 16 – 8:00PM Saturday
Jul 17 – 2:00PM Sunday
Jul 17 – 7:00PM Sunday

Production Photos
Creative Team and Cast

Trey Compton

Bethany Marx

Director
Music Director
Assistant Music Director
Choreographer
Set Designer
Lighting Designer
Costume Designer
Assistant Costume Designer
Sound Designer
Props Designer
Wig Designer

Bobby Strong
Officer Lockstock
Penelope Pennywise
Caldwell B. Cladwell
Hope Cladwell
Soupy Sue
Little Becky Two-Shoes
Little Sally
Officer Barrel
Mr. McQueen
Dr. Billeaux
Tiny Tom
Billy Boy Bill
Robbie The Stockfish
Cladwell’s Secretary
Mrs. Millennium
Hot Blades Harry/Joseph “Old Man” Strong
Josephine “Ma” Strong/Old Woman
Senator Fipp
Denizen/Cop/Executive
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Denizen

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