MPH Upper School performing ‘Urinetown’
A group of students at Manlius Pebble Hill are preparing for a production of “Urinetown”.
The show is this year’s Upper School Musical.
Last year, the Upper School students’ performance of “Cabaret” won Best Production at Central New York’s High School Musical Theater Awards.
“Urinetown” is a Tony-winning show that tackles a serious subject with humor and lively music.
The show follows a city through a water shortage after a 20-year drought. As a result, the government enforces a ban on private toilets, forcing neighbors to use only public facilities.
The public facilities, however, are being regulated by a malevolent company that’s charging admission. Until, that is, a hero plans a revolution to lead the citizens to freedom.
Musical organizers are using the story line to open a conversation about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
“Urinetown” is at the Coville Theater on the MPH campus. The show runs March 4, 5, 6, 11 and 12.
Tickets are available by clicking here.