History Theatre / Urinetown

24th Mar '17 2:05:56 AM CaptainTedium
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* DeadlyEuphemism: Anyone sent to Urinetown [[spoiler:is actually killed.]]



* {{Dystopia}}

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* {{Dystopia}}{{Dystopia}}: People have to pay to go to the bathroom and are severely punished if they attempt to defy this rule.



* TheExtremistWasRight: Cladwell's methods of forcing people to pay high fees to urinate may seem unruly, [[spoiler:but he had to do it in order to keep all the water from being wasted]].



* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Bobby being told he will end up like his father, who is sent to Urinetown in the first scene.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Bobby {{Foreshadowing}}:
** Bobby
being told he will end [[spoiler:end up like his father, who is sent to Urinetown in the first scene.]]
** In "The Cop Song", the verse about Jacob Rosenbloom states that the jars he kept in his room "obligate[d] a trip to Urine''tomb''", which foreshadows [[spoiler:that being sent to Urinetown is [[ReleasedToElsewhere actually a death sentence]].
]]



* TheHero: Bobby Strong is all kinds of this.
* IdiotHero: ''Hope''. Bobby has [[{{Pun}} strong]] flavors of this as well.

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* TheHero: Bobby Strong is all kinds of this.
the character who tries to set things right.
* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Bobby Strong dies.]]
* IdiotHero: ''Hope''.''Hope'' isn't exactly bright. Bobby has [[{{Pun}} strong]] flavors of this as well.



* 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."

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* JarPotty: Two of the offenders mentioned by Officers Lockstock and Barrel in "The Cop Song" were said to be sent to Urinetown for doing this.
** Jacob Rosenbloom, who peed in jars he kept in his room.
** Roger Roosevelt, who "kept a cup below his belt" before the cup was spilled and he therefore was caught.
* KickTheDog: Or in this case, the Bunny. Mr. Cladwell raises this to an art form and then sings a helpful instructive song: song about inflicting misery and death on others for the sake of it: "Don't Be the Bunny."



* ReleasedToElsewhere: Urinetown, for all the policemen's scare tactics, [[spoiler:turns out to be a one-way trip off a building.]]



* VillainSong: "Mr. Cladwell" is an up-tempo, happy version of this. "Cop Song" and "Don't Be the Bunny" are more traditional variants.

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* VillainSong: VillainSong:
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"Mr. Cladwell" is an up-tempo, happy version of this. "Cop
** "The Cop
Song" has Officers Lockstock and Barrel gloat about people they sent to Urinetown for defying the pay toilet law by either [[NatureTinkling urinating behind trees]] or [[JarPotty using jars or cups]] in addition to warning the audience not to do what they did.
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"Don't Be the Bunny" are more traditional variants.by Caldwell B. Cladwell is essentially KickTheDog: The Song.




!Inherently Spoileriffic Tropes

These tropes contain inherent spoilers. Just reading the titles will spoil the plot. Administrivia/YouHaveBeenWarned.

* [[spoiler:DeadlyEuphemism: Anyone sent to Urinetown is actually killed.]]
* [[spoiler:TheExtremistWasRight]]
* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies: Bobby Strong dies.]]
* [[spoiler: ReleasedToElsewhere: Urinetown, for all the policemen's scare tactics, turns out to be a one-way trip off a building.]]
17th Mar '17 3:03:20 AM CaptainTedium
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* BlackComedy

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* BlackComedyBlackComedy: It's about a dystopian society where people have to pay to use the bathroom and are forced to hold it when they can't afford to do so, those who defy the rules being sent away to their deaths. It's a really dark premise, but at the same time kind of hysterical because of how ludicrous the idea is.



* DownerEnding: Played for dark comedy.

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* DownerEnding: Played for dark comedy. After everyone makes it so that people can use the bathrooms free of charge, a severe drought occurs and everyone dies of dehydration.



** BigBad: Cladwell B. Cladwell

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** BigBad: Cladwell B. CladwellCladwell is the main villain, since he's the one who's made it mandatory for everyone to pay for toilet use.


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* NatureTinkling: In addition to it being the law to pay to use the bathroom, attempts to go around the law by relieving oneself outdoors are also severely punished. This is even addressed in "The Cop Song".
-->'''Lockstock:''' Julie Cassidy/Went to a field behind a tree/Saw there was no one who could see her pee.
-->'''Barrel:''' But me!
16th Mar '17 6:24:30 PM DrNoPuma
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* BigBad: Cladwell B. Cladwell
* CoDragons: Officer Lockstock, and Mr. McQueen.
* EvilGenius: Senator Fipp.
* TheBrute: Officer Barrel
* TheDarkChick: Penelope Pennywise

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* ** BigBad: Cladwell B. Cladwell
* ** CoDragons: Officer Lockstock, and Mr. McQueen.
* ** EvilGenius: Senator Fipp.
* ** TheBrute: Officer Barrel
* ** TheDarkChick: Penelope Pennywise
3rd Mar '17 9:46:38 PM papyru30
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25th Feb '17 4:24:40 PM nombretomado
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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.''

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** "What Is Urinetown?" is a parody of ''FiddlerOnTheRoof''.''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof''. To the point where some casts do the famous wedding dance, using ''plungers.''
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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Added DiffLines:

* 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."
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