Urinetown Leaks Across the Border, Premiering in Resident Toronto Production May 19

News   Urinetown Leaks Across the Border, Premiering in Resident Toronto Production May 19 The Canadian premiere of Urinetown: The Musical, directed by John Rando, begins previews May 19 in a staging by CanStage and Dancecap Private Equity Inc.

Put together by the show's original creative team, the Toronto run plays CanStage's Bluma Appel Theatre and opens on May 27, continuing to July 11.

CanStage is offering front orchestra tickets to the show for $10 per ticket. Beginning at 10 AM on the day of each performance, tickets can be purchased in person only for that day's performance at the CanStage box office at 27 Front Street East. A limited number of seats are available for each show in the run.

Director Rando won a Tony Award for staging the darkly comic Broadway musical, which spoofs musical theatre genres while telling the story of a corrupt corporation that charges money for "the privilege to pee" in a futuristic, drought-ridden world. Rando also helmed the subsequent national tour of the show.

The Canadian cast of Urinetown: The Musical includes Charles Azulay (Billy Boy Bill/Business Man #2), Greg Barry (Swing), Rod Campbell  (Senator Fipp), Michael Coady (Robbie The Stockfish/Business Man #1), Sheldon Davis (Officer Barrel), Steven Gallagher (Mr. McQueen), David Keeley (Officer Lockstock), Cara Leslie (Hope Cladwell), Lee MacDougall (Old Man Strong/Hot Blades Harry), Nicholas Matthew (Swing), Mary Ann McDonald (Penelope Pennywise), Frank Moore (Caldwell B. Cladwell), Stephen Patterson (Bobby Strong), Kevin Power (Tiny Tom/Dr. Billeaux), Sophie Schottlander (Soupy Sue/Cladwell's Secretary), Colleen Tillotson (Old Woman/Josephine Strong), Regan Thiel (Swing), and Jennifer Waiser (Little Sally), and Patricia Zentilli (Little Becky Two Shoes/ Mrs. Millennium).

Urinetown is the brainchild of Greg Kotis (book and lyrics) and Mark Hollmann (music and lyrics). They won Tonys for their work. Musical staging is by John Carrafa; scenic design is by Scott Pask; costume design by Gregory Gale and Jonathan Bixby; and lighting design is by Brian MacDevitt.  The fight director is Rick Sordelet, the orchestrator is Bruce Coughlin. Musical direction is by Stephen Woodjetts.

For information, call (416) 368-3110 or visit www.canstage.com.

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