Pay-What-You-Want Theatre Plans Urinetown, a Musical About Having to Pay

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Coeurage Theatre Company will reopen its production January 6.
Ted Barton and Nicole Monet in Coeurage Theatre's Urinetown.
Ted Barton and Nicole Monet in Coeurage Theatre's Urinetown. Nardeep Khurmi

Coeurage Theatre Company, the Los Angeles troupe that allows audiences to pay what they wish, is reopening its successful production of Urinetown, the 2001 musical about a dystopian future where people are required to pay to pee. The production, which had a sold-out run this fall, reopens January 6, 2017, and is scheduled to continue through February 25 at the Historic Lankershim Arts Center, located at 5108 Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood, CA.

Urinetown: The Musical has music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis. It won Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Book in its original 925-performance Broadway run. The Coeurage production is directed by Kari Hayter and has musical direction by Gregory Nabours.

Coeurage describes Urinetown as “a wicked, irreverent satire that tells an earnest tale of love, greed, and revolution—the story of an urban city plagued by a 20-year drought where water has become so scarce that private toilets are unthinkable. Through the determination of destitute masses, a hero among them rises to lead his fellow citizens in rebellion against the tyrannical corporation holding a monopoly over the town’s most private and basic needs.”

The cast features Logan Allison, Shakil Azizi, Ethan Barker, Ted Barton, Jason Beaubien, Daniel Bellusci, Danny Bernardo, Taylor Bracken, Katie Canavan, Chris Carlisle, Robert Collins, Maxwell Corpuz, Nicole Garcia, Cristina Gerla, William Aric Goldstein, Valerie Zisser Gould, Ashley Kane, Gary Lamb, Melissa Lehman, Nicole Monet, Rob Murray, Brian O’Sullivan, Jamie Pierce, Helen Planchet, Robert Ramirez, Kim Reed, Janet Song, Brooke Van Grinsven, Tyler Vaughn, and Paul Wong.

Scenic design is by Matt Scarpino, lighting design is by Brandon Baruch, costume design is by Emily Brown-Kucera, and sound design is by James Ferrero. Choreography is by Christopher M. Albrecht, and the stage manager is Abe Luke Rodriguez.

Tickets can be ordered online at or by calling (323) 944-2165. Patrons are invited to named their own price for tickets.


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