25
Oct
12

Coolum’s Urinetown opens this weekend!

Coolum Theatre Players

Urinetown was last seen at Brisbane’s Schonell Theatre in August and now Coolum Theatre Players present the Sunshine Coast premiere

Director of Urinetown, Linda Gefken, recently moved to the Sunshine Coast and wass keen to become involved in the local community. Having been along to see Flying Feathers she approached the Coolum Theatre Players to become a part of this fun and friendly community theatre group.
Linda has moved from Perth, where she has worked in community theatre in many roles, both on stage and off. She was keen to share her experience and those of locals in the forthcoming production of Urinetown.
“I took a group of students from Perth to Sydney for a Choir and Band tour in 2007 and as part of the cultural experience we ‘took in a show’ by the Sydney Theatre Company. I was a little daunted by the title but with such a stellar cast I knew it would be an experience. Pardon the pun, both the students and I wet ourselves with laughter and thoroughly enjoyed the wet humour throughout the show.”
“It was the first time I had seen David Campbell and Lisa McCune on stage and they (along with other stellar cast members Shane Bourne and Rhonda Burchmore) really engaged the audience in their world of water-shortages and rampant capitalism.”
“It really will be worth ‘spending a penny’ to come and see this show. I guarantee you’ll “iss” yourself laughing. (Sorry, can’t afford to P.)”

SYNOPSIS

One of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, URINETOWN is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he’s had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, URINETOWN is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, URINETOWN catapults the “comedic romp” into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
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