Urinetown, with Coffee, Golden and Ellenwood, Begins Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma Run Aug. 5

News   Urinetown, with Coffee, Golden and Ellenwood, Begins Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma Run Aug. 5
The Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's production of the award-winning musical Urinetown begins performances Aug. 5.

Directed and choreographed by Nick Demos, the Mark Hollmann-Greg Kotis musical will play the Oklahoma City venue through Aug. 9.

The cast features Dan Sharkey as Lockstock, Judy Golden as Little Sally, Kelly Ellenwood as Penelope Pennywise, Seth Rettberg as Bobby Strong, Heather Geery as Hope Cladwell, Robert Matson as Mr. McQueen, Stephen Hilton as Senator Fipp, Ben J. Williams as Officer Barrel, Matthew Sipress as Old Man Strong, Barry Busby as Tiny Tom/Dr. Billeaux, Ashley Mortimer as Soupy Sue, Brooke Gebb as Mary Wanna, Lyn Cramer as Little Becky Two Shoes/Mrs. Millenium, Con O'Shea-Creal as Bobby the Stockfish, Alex Michael Stoll as Billy Boy Bill, David Coffee as Caldwell B. Cladwell, Amber Hester as Josephine Strong and Christopher L. Morgan as Hot Blades Harry. (Liz McCartney had been originally scheduled to play Penelope Pennywise but withdrew due to her casting in Lincoln Center Theater's South Pacific.)

"A depletion of the earth's water supply has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets," reads Urinetown press notes. "The privilege to pee is regulated by a single, malevolent corporation, which profits by charging admission for one of mankind's most basic needs." The musical won 2002 Tony Awards for Best Score, Best Book of a Musical and Best Direction of a Musical.

Urinetown plays the Civic Center Music Hall in downtown Oklahoma City. Visit www.lyrictheatreokc.com for more information.

* Lyric Theatre, founded in 1963, is Oklahoma's only professional musical theatre company.

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