Mamaroneck High School’s senior class presented the musical Urinetown last weekend with a cast of 71 actors, 4 musicians and 6 stage hands.
Urinetown is not an obvious choice for a high school musical – the story is about a town that has outlawed the use of private toilets and required residents to use pay toilets run by the corrupt Urine Good Company. However, beneath the satire and dark vision is an important message about the need to conserve natural resources, specifically the water used to flush those toilets.
The seniors spent weeks learning the dialogue, dances and songs (Including It’s a Privilege to Pee) under the direction of Stacie Moie, in her second year of directing an MHS senior class musical. Jessica Smith was the musical director/band conductor. The four musicians were placed on stage, inset behind a sign for the toilet company, UGC.
Performances from Thursday, April 22 through Saturday, April 24 brought out the crowds and had the audience chuckling. “So many people told me how great the show was,” said Fran Barski, the producer. “People were laughing. The kids had a ball with it.”
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