Studio Theater Tierra del Sol will present URINETOWN
This month, The Studio Theater ™ Tierra del Sol (806 San Marino Drive, The Villages, FL) will open the third production of its sixth season, Urinetown, The Musical, with music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann, Book and Lyrics by Greg kotis. the the production will be presented at Studio Theater Tierra del Sol (806 San Marino Drive, The Villages, FL).
Winner of three Tony Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of capitalism, populism, corporate mismanagement, and musical theater itself. In a city like Gotham, a terrible water shortage has led to a government-imposed ban on private toilets. So when nature calls, citizens have to pay to use the amenities. These public jars are regulated by Urine Good Company, a malicious mega-corporation that takes advantage of humankind’s most basic needs. A hero comes out of the oppressed masses and decides he’s had enough. Our hero plans a revolution, restores hope and leads them all to freedom! Inspired by the work of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt weill, Urinetown is an irreverent humorously satire in which no one is immune to scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, the devilishly modern spirit of Urinetown sustains its ability to produce unbridled laughter.
Representation the despicable but adorable Officer Lockstock, is from South Carolina Craig smith. Previously seen on the Studio Theater stage in Elegies, A Song Cycle, 9 to 5 The Musical, and John and Jen. Smith received the 2018 Broadway World SC Best Actor Award for George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life, and the 2019 Broadway World Best Actor nominee for John in John and Jen. He is also a two-time winner of the NATS National Finalist Vocal Coach for Dr Tommy Watson and a two-time winner of the Greenville Theater’s Joanne woodward Best Actor Award. Craig graduated from the SC School of the Arts at Anderson University with a bachelor’s degree in musical theater. Prior to Urinetown, Craig revisits the role of Tom in Tennesse Williams American Classic The Glass Menagerie with the SC Repertory Theater in Travelers Rest, South Carolina.
Taking on the role of Little Sally, Kristin Yates. Kristin holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University in theatrical performance. Making his debut at the Studio Theater, his hometown and professional stomping ground is Westerville, Ohio. With Urinetown, she looks forward to set numbers. “I can’t wait to collaborate with people in person and be able to perform in front of a live audience again. Urinetown is such an important show for me because it was the first show I was picked on during my BFA program. I really wanted to play Little Sally but ended up having the best time of my life overall. Now six years later I’m playing Little Sally and I really believe the time is right. “
The cast also includes: Bobbie bell (Senator Fipp), Lorena Cohea (Soupy Sue / Cladwell Secretary / Cop), Robin Dunavant (Little Becky Two Shoes / Ms. Millenium / Cop), Lauren Échausse (Hope Cladwell), Alyson E. Johnson (Old Man Strong / Josephine Strong / UGC Exec / Cop), Mark Kirschenbaum (Caldwell B. Cladwell), Whitney morse (Penelope Pennywise), Canter O’May (Officer Barrel), Christian Quinto (Bobby Strong), Jose rivera (Hot Blades Harry / UGC Exec / Cop), Cody Taylor (M. McQueen / Cop), Dan Teixeira (Dance Captain / Tiny Tom / Dr. Billeaux / Cop), Lon Ward Abrams (U / S Fipp / Cladwell), Yan Daiz (U / S Tiny Tom / Hot Blades Harry / Bobby Strong), Madeline Gilbert (U / S Pennywise / Soupy Sue / Old Man / Ma Strong), Carley Heskett (U / S Little Becky Two Shoes / Little Sally / Hope) and Alec Speers (U / S Lockstock / Barrel / McQueen).
The theater management and the creation teams are made up of a director / choreographer Nathaniel Niemi, Music Director Gary Powell, Producer Jason Goedken, Artistic Director Whitney morse, scenographer Kenneth Constant, costume designer Indigo Leigh, lighting designer David Krupla, props designer Joshua Gallagher, sound designer Alexander Sovronsky, Production Engineer Jon Cronin, Sound Advisor Nick Erickson, Chief Electrician Sabrina Wertman, Lighting Technician Weston Corey, Lighting Technician Chris Baldwin, Costume Assistant Sumalee Eaton, Production Manager / Assistant Choreographer Danielle Paccione, Director of assistant production Leslie Munson, technical director Clayton Becker, literary manager Rachel Whittington, Company Manager Ryan Loeckel, Production Stage Manager Grace Zottig, Assistant Stage Manager Madison Youngblood, Swing Stage Manager Stephanie Horn, House Manager Heather Ard, Assistant House Manager Alec Speers, Assistant House Manager Sierra Baggins, Master Carpenter Alison Scharvella, Carpenter Chad Pavlovich, Carpenter Tony Fairchild and audio mixer Jessica Kearney. The musicians: Gary Powell (Conductor / Keyboard 1), Jill Marrese (Keyboard 2), Ryan Loeckel (Keyboard 3), Jazmine Whipple (Electric Bass), Rich Roeske (Drums / Percussion).
- What: Urinetown, the musical
- Where: The Studio Theater Tierra del Sol, 806 San Marino Drive, The Villages, FL.
- When: January 25 – February 26, 2022
- For tickets: www.TheSharonStudio.com | (352) 751-7799
- Price: $ 20 previews | $ 40 shows
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