The Musical – September 7-10 & 14-17
Following Starlight’s magical visit to Oz, we close our 60th Anniversary season with yet another San Diego premiere. But this time Starlight is proud to offer its patrons the West Coast Regional Theatre Premiere in September 2006 of the recent Broadway smash hit – Urinetown, the Musical. This three-time Tony Award winning phenomenon is one of the most uproariously funny musicals to premiere on Broadway in recent years. Urinetown, the Musical is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold – because a terrible water shortage has caused the government to ban private toilets. A lone, evil company profits on the fact that the citizens must use public facilities by outrageously charging everyone. Amid the people, a hero decides he’s had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Urinetown, the Musical is an irreverently humorous satire that was praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, launching the “comedic romp” into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter. This musical was the funniest show our Artistic Director has seen on Broadway in the last 10 years – and don’t be fooled by the title – this show will be enjoyed by families!