History Theatre / Urinetown

12th Feb '17 2:59:56 PM papyru30
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* CoDragons: Officers Lockstock and Barrel.

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* CoDragons: Officers Lockstock Officer Lockstock, head of the police, and Barrel.Mr. McQueen Cladwell's assistant.


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* FiveBadBand:
* BigBad: Cladwell B. Cladwell
* CoDragons: Officer Lockstock, and Mr. McQueen.
* EvilGenius: Senator Fipp.
* TheBrute: Officer Barrel
* TheDarkChick: Penelope Pennywise
12th Dec '16 1:41:58 PM Xtifr
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'''''Urinetown''''' is an American [[TheMusical musical]] [[BlackComedy dark comedy]] by Mark Holloman and Greg Kotis, about a dystopian [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture future]] in which there has been a catastrophic drought, and the [[MegaCorp Urine Good Company]] and its [[CorruptCorporateExecutive CEO Caldwell B. Cladwell]] have gotten laws passed outlawing private restrooms and requiring payment for the usage of public ones, so as to conserve water. Those who do not pay for "The Privilege to Pee" are sent to a mysteriously ominous place known only as Urinetown. For twenty years the poor have been oppressed by ridiculous prices, until one day a young Public Amenity attendant named [[TheHero Bobby Strong]] leads an uprising of the Poor against the tyranny of their oppressors.

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'''''Urinetown''''' ''Urinetown'' is an American [[TheMusical musical]] [[BlackComedy dark comedy]] by Mark Holloman and Greg Kotis, about a dystopian [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture future]] in which there has been a catastrophic drought, and the [[MegaCorp Urine Good Company]] and its [[CorruptCorporateExecutive CEO Caldwell B. Cladwell]] have gotten laws passed outlawing private restrooms and requiring payment for the usage of public ones, so as to conserve water. Those who do not pay for "The Privilege to Pee" are sent to a mysteriously ominous place known only as Urinetown. For twenty years the poor have been oppressed by ridiculous prices, until one day a young Public Amenity attendant named [[TheHero Bobby Strong]] leads an uprising of the Poor against the tyranny of their oppressors.
23rd Nov '16 12:13:37 PM Maryloohoo
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* MoodWhiplash: In the second act we go from the happy and upbeat gospel number "Run, Freedom Run", to "Why Did I Listen To That Man?", the only number in the show that isn't played for comedy first, and which includes [[spoiler: the hero's death]]. It has a few funny moments, but it's often played straight, and when it is it can be extremely intense and stressful. And [[spoiler: after Bobby dies, the rest of the songs in the show have a distinctly more depressing edge than all of the songs previous]].
23rd May '16 2:20:37 PM TheBigBopper
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* EvilSoundsDeep: Officer Lockstock = bass. Although somewhat subverted as he still needs a solid upper range, with an optional high A, and he's more morally questionable than evil.

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* EvilSoundsDeep: Officer Lockstock = bass. Although somewhat subverted downplayed as he still needs a solid upper range, with an optional high A, and he's more morally questionable than evil.
25th Apr '16 1:32:42 PM Berrenta
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* [[BigWhat Big "WHAA-?"]]: Used as a RunningGag.

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* [[BigWhat Big "WHAA-?"]]: Used BigWhat: A big "WHAA-?" is used as a RunningGag.



* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:When [[LoveMakesYouEvil Bobby Strong is sent to Urinetown]], the normally innocent, albeit painfully naive Hope Cladwell snaps completely, becomes the rebellion's new leader and ''murders her beloved father''.]]

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* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:When [[LoveMakesYouEvil Bobby Strong is sent to Urinetown]], Urinetown, the normally innocent, albeit painfully naive Hope Cladwell snaps completely, becomes the rebellion's new leader and ''murders her beloved father''.]]



* ItGetsBetter: {{Parodied}} and {{Defied}} in "Too Much Exposition". [[invoked]]

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* ItGetsBetter: IntroDump: {{Parodied}} and {{Defied}} in "Too Much Exposition". [[invoked]]



* [[KickTheDog Kick The Bunny]] - Mr. Cladwell raises this to an art form and then sings a helpful instructive song: "Don't Be the Bunny."

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* [[KickTheDog Kick The Bunny]] - KickTheDog: Or in this case, the Bunny. Mr. Cladwell raises this to an art form and then sings a helpful instructive song: "Don't Be the Bunny."
24th Feb '16 2:29:26 PM TheMasterPanda
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** "What Is Urinetown?" is a parody of ''FiddlerOnTheRoof''.

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** "What Is Urinetown?" is a parody of ''FiddlerOnTheRoof''. To the point where some casts do the famous wedding dance, using ''plungers.''
23rd Jan '16 3:12:44 AM dvorak
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The story was inspired by a homeless man who had enough money to either buy food or use a pay toilet, but not both.
23rd Dec '15 10:23:38 AM PurrElise
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Urinetown is an American [[TheMusical musical]] [[BlackComedy dark comedy]] by Mark Holloman and Greg Kotis, about a dystopian [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture future]] in which there has been a catastrophic drought, and the [[MegaCorp Urine Good Company]] and its [[CorruptCorporateExecutive CEO Caldwell B. Cladwell]] have gotten laws passed outlawing private restrooms and requiring payment for the usage of public ones, so as to conserve water. Those who do not pay for "The Privilege to Pee" are sent to a mysteriously ominous place known only as Urinetown. For twenty years the poor have been oppressed by ridiculous prices, until one day a young Public Amenity attendant named [[TheHero Bobby Strong]] leads an uprising of the Poor against the tyranny of their oppressors.

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Urinetown '''''Urinetown''''' is an American [[TheMusical musical]] [[BlackComedy dark comedy]] by Mark Holloman and Greg Kotis, about a dystopian [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture future]] in which there has been a catastrophic drought, and the [[MegaCorp Urine Good Company]] and its [[CorruptCorporateExecutive CEO Caldwell B. Cladwell]] have gotten laws passed outlawing private restrooms and requiring payment for the usage of public ones, so as to conserve water. Those who do not pay for "The Privilege to Pee" are sent to a mysteriously ominous place known only as Urinetown. For twenty years the poor have been oppressed by ridiculous prices, until one day a young Public Amenity attendant named [[TheHero Bobby Strong]] leads an uprising of the Poor against the tyranny of their oppressors.



!!This musical provides examples of:

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!!This musical !!''Urinetown'' provides examples of:
23rd Dec '15 10:22:32 AM PurrElise
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* InferredHolocaust: Penny Pennywise remembers and expands on this
23rd Dec '15 10:21:47 AM PurrElise
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* ContractualImmortality: Lampshaded by Lockstock after "We're Not Sorry": He's the narrator, so they can't touch him.
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