School of the Arts Presents
hilarious tale of greed, corruption and love
CA (February 1, 2008) –
When you have to go, you have to pay.
That is the underlying premise of Urinetown,
the musical with the unlikely name that ran for 965 performances on Broadway
and won three Tony Awards. Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA) brings this
riotously funny production to the Coronado High School Performing Arts Center
on February 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23. All performances begin at 7:00 PM. Tickets
cost $15 for reserved seating and $12 for general admission with discounts for
children, students and seniors.
Wolf, chair of CoSA’s Musical Theatre Department, directs the 25 talented
students who make up the cast of Urinetown.
“This musical combines social commentary with large doses of humor.
While the poor people in the play scrimp and save just to use the bathroom,
the rich folks go to Rio for vacation,” says Wolf. “Our staging
intertwines current events with Urinetown’s focus on greed and corruption. But remember, this is a
spoof, a satire and very, very funny. The
students are terrific. They have wholeheartedly thrown themselves into the
challenge of this many layered-piece.”
is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution in a time when
water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water
shortage, caused by a 20-year draught, has led to a government-enforced ban on
private toilets. The citizens must use public
regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission.
Amid the people, a hero decides he’s had enough, and plans a revolution to
lead them all to freedom! Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt
Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently
humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Audiences should not let the title fool them.
This show is not an indulgence in toilet humor. Rather it is a light and also
cerebral look at how greed and corruption on the highest levels impact us all. Most of
all, Urinetown is a hilarious
evening indulging in making fun of itself.
tickets to Urinetown and/or information about the production, or any upcoming
CoSA production, contact the CoSA office at 619.522.4050.
About Coronado School
of the Arts
Each year since its inception, CoSA has increased its enrollment, arts and academic
curriculum, and program funding -- earning numerous academic accolades in the
process, including recognition from the California Department of Education as
a “model specialized secondary program.” CoSA
offers comprehensive, enriched
programs in Dance (classical and contemporary), Instrumental Music
(classical, jazz and electronic), Musical Theatre and Drama (including
voice, scene study and dance for theatre), Technical Theatre (design
and production) and Visual Arts (drawing, painting, sculpture and
For more information, call (619) 522-4050 or visit
CAST LIST (with
Lacey Oleary (Mrs. McQueen)
Jacob Sampson (Senator Fipp)
Elizabeth Gaiani (Josephine
Donny Gersonde (Bobby
Michael Silberblatt (Dr.
Taylor West (Billy Boy Bill)
Maddie White (Mrs.
Travis Wright (Officer
Jordon Bunshaft (Old Man
Alene Lynch (Hope Cladwell)
(Hot Blades Harry)
Julia Karis (Featured
Lena White (Ensemble)
Isabella Verendia (Ensemble)
Brooke Williams (Ensemble)
Erin Petersen (Little Sally)
Max Gidaley (Caldwell B.
Darienne Orlansky (Soupy
Ben Silbert (Officer
Ashley Masula (Penelope
Maddy Berson (Featured
Desiree Corriente (Little
Gabriela Espinal (Featured
Francesco Fromang (Robby the