Menlo School presents Urinetown, The Musical November 7-9

by Contributed Content on November 5, 2014

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The Menlo School Drama Department is presenting Urinetown, The Musical, in the Florence Moore Auditorium on the Menlo School campus (50 Valparaiso Avenue, Atherton). Performances are Friday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, Nov. 8 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm; Sunday, Nov. 9 at 2:00 pm.

It’s the usual story: a villain, a hero and romance. A greed-is-good true believer, Caldwell B. Cladwell, has used a severe drought to create a pay-per-pee monopoly that’s even more assured of steady customers than a funeral parlor. His starry-eyed daughter, Hope, falls in love with Bobby Strong, an assistant to Penelope Pennywise, the fee collector at Amenity #9.

Bobby quickly becomes the inspiring leader of a pee-for-free rebellion. According to Little Sally, the most endearing ragamuffin philosopher you’re likely to meet, all of this “is a bad subject for a musical and so is its title.” But it’s a great subject to satirize the system, bureaucracy and social irresponsibility, wrapped in a humorous parody of musical theater itself.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students at the Menlo School campus store and online..

Photo caption; left to right: Front row: Maya Donato, Taylor Taweel, Matthew Bates, Sarah Rantz, Jessie Guthrie. Back row: Scott Stevens, Amrita Misha, Lucas Loaiza, JB Horsley, Connor Pace.

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