History Theatre / Urinetown

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.
23rd Dec '15 10:20:59 AM PurrElise
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* DawsonCasting: Little Sally is most often played by a grown woman who looks/is made to look like a little girl.
3rd Aug '15 11:10:34 AM Morgenthaler
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** The way the show portrays the town, the class distinctions, and the poor seems to be a parody of ''TheThreepennyOpera''. The show also seems to parody of Brecht's style of Epic Theater with Office Lockstock's narration (For example, Lockstock revealing the secret of Urinetown early in the show is especially Brechtian).
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** The way the show portrays the town, the class distinctions, and the poor seems to be a parody of ''TheThreepennyOpera''.''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera''. The show also seems to parody of Brecht's style of Epic Theater with Office Lockstock's narration (For example, Lockstock revealing the secret of Urinetown early in the show is especially Brechtian).
25th Jun '15 6:16:09 AM Dottore
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** Ms Pennywise is a parody of [[Theatre/MotherCourageAndHerChildren Mother Courage]] while Hope and, to a lesser extent, Bobby, are [[ParodySue Parody Sues]].
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** Ms Pennywise is a parody of [[Theatre/MotherCourageAndHerChildren Mother Courage]] Peachum from the Threepenny Opera and while Hope and, to a lesser extent, Bobby, are [[ParodySue Parody Sues]].Sues]], mostly based on Grace Kelly and James Dean respectively.
25th Jun '15 6:10:11 AM Dottore
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* EvilSoundsDeep: Officer Lockstock = bass.
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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.
25th Jun '15 6:07:31 AM Dottore
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* AllThereInTheScript: Many of the characters have names which are never spoken, such as Hot Blades Harry and Little Becky Two-Shoes (who both sing "Snuff that Girl"), as well as Robby the Stockfish, Billy Boy Bill, Soupy Sue, and Tiny Tim.
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* AllThereInTheScript: Many of the characters have names which are never spoken, such as Hot Blades Harry and Little Becky Two-Shoes (who both sing "Snuff that Girl"), as well as Robby the Stockfish, Billy Boy Bill, Soupy Sue, and Tiny Tim.Tom.
28th Dec '14 9:38:26 PM capretty
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** "Snuff That Girl" is a parody of ''Theatre/WestSideStory'', specifically "Cool". In the Original Broadway cast the cast also banged on parts of the set in a parody of ''{{Stomp}}''.
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** "Snuff That Girl" is a parody of ''Theatre/WestSideStory'', specifically "Cool". In the Original Broadway cast production the cast also banged on parts of the set in a parody of ''{{Stomp}}''.
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