AHS Drama Presents 'Urinetown the Musical'

Beginning this Thursday Andover High Drama will perform the satire 'Urinetown the Musical."

The craziness all happens in Urinetown, the satirical musical presented by Andover High School's Drama at the Collins Center for the Performing Arts. And they'll be bringing it to the community for four side-splitting performances.

The musical will run at the Collins Center from Nov. 15 to Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are available online at ticketpeak.com/ahs, at the door, or call the box office at 978-623-8666. Reserved Seating is $22;  General Admission Seating for an adult is $18, Student/Senior is $15. Pay no addition fees by buying tickets online.

The following was provided by the Andover High School Drama Department. 

About the play:

Urinetown: The Musical is a satirical comedy musical, with music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis. It satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and municipal politics. The show also parodies musicals such as The Cradle Will Rock and Les Misérables, and the Broadway musical itself as a form. In reverse pantomime style, the unconventional plotline shatters audience expectations of a somewhat pleasant ending.

Urinetown debuted at the New York International Fringe Festival, and then was produced Off-Broadway at the American Theatre for Actors, from May 6, 2001 to June 25, 2001. The musical then opened on Broadway at Henry Miller's Theatre, running from September 20, 2001 through January 18, 2004, after 25 previews and 965 performances. Unfortunately, the timing of the September 11th 2001 attacks closed Broadway entirely over the time of its first opening, and reluctance of theatergoers to return to the shows quickly denied this remarkable work its well deserved acclaim. Broadway itself saw the greatness of this work, and it was nominated for 10 Tony Awards and won three. The acclaim continued as the main characters of Bobby Strong and Hope Cladwell were both included on New York Theatre Monthly's list of "The 100 Greatest Roles in Musical Theatre". This is a very funny show, and not to be missed.


About AHS Drama

Drama is an important aspect of education at Andover High School. Drama productions provide a stage for student actors, enlist the expertise of student technicians and celebrate individual talents and collaborative efforts to create enlightened artists and scholars. For those students wishing to pursue an undergraduate education in theatre and the performing arts, the Drama Department strives to prepare these students by providing them with the knowledge, skills and opportunities necessary for establishing a life-long association with the theatre. The objectives of the Andover High School drama program continue to be to teach essential theatre skills and foster a love and appreciation for this art form. Faculty and students collaborate to select material that is of the best quality and which reflects Andover High School’s values as a community of learners.
For further information visit www.andoverdrama.com


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