Menlo School presents Urinetown, The Musical November 7-9

by Contributed Content on November 5, 2014

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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