Speaking about the Facebook page we've seen a lot of you sharing the event for our auditions. If you aren't hip to the details, check the post just before this. People are talking about which 32 bars of music to sing and what joke to tell. We can't wait to see what you have planned. But there is a question that we have picked up on.
What is Urinetown the Musical! really about?
Urinetown is a lot of musicals into one. On the surface it is about a dystopian-future where a 20 year drought has ravaged the country and you can't use your own personal toilet. You have to pay for the privilege to pee essentially. If you don't pay up, the government sends you to a place called Urinetown.
To say this musical is about water conservation and being kind to our Planet, you'd be right on. But it isn't just about that. It also makes fun of government over reach. It also satirized the legal system, corporate mismanagement, populist movements, and yes, even Broadway musicals. This is a comedy, our goal is to get you to pee your pants (that wasn't an accident by the way) from laughing so hard.
The music has a little bit of everything Broadway has done...ever. There are tunes that would sound right at home in Fiddler on the Roof, Evita, and Les Misérables. The main character is Bobby Strong, which was at one point the most sought after roles on Broadway, so to say the Broadway establishment has given this play their large rubber stamp of approval is an understatement. Urinetown the Musical!won the Tony hat trick for best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Direction of a Musical in 2002.
We are excited to see how Douglas F Bailey II, or Doug as we like to call him, is going to stage this whole show. We know he has some really neat ideas that Mighty Goliath has NEVER done before. Reminds me of when we sunk the Titanic live on stage 10 years ago.
So follow along, we are excited you are here.