ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Davidson Community Players’ Teen Summer Stock Series presents Urinetown: The Musical
As part of their Teen Summer Stock series (TS3), Davidson Community Players presents the Tony Award-winning Urinetown, a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics, and musical theatre itself.
In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom.
Urinetown: The Musical will be performed at Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour Street in Davidson. The production features high school and college-age performers from throughout the region and is directed by Benjamin Thomas-Reid. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7p.m., Friday at 10p.m. and Sunday at 2p.m (August 3-5). It is recommended for ages 12 and above. Advance reserve tickets are $10 and available by calling Davidson Community Players’ Box Office at 704-892-7953 or at the website.
The Teen Summer Stock Series (TS3) is a two-week intensive production aimed at the advanced young adult performer.
Davidson Community Players is a non-profit organization established in 1965 to produce theatre that entertains, enriches, and encourages community participation in the dramatic arts. In 1996 The Connie Company was founded and is the youth community theatre company of Davidson Community Players. Components include education classes, camps, and workshops, as well as, full productions geared toward young people. Both organizations have a long standing record of providing creative, authentic and affordable opportunities for both children and adults.
For additional details about Davidson Community Players and the Connie Company, you can contact Renee Roberson, Marketing & Development Director, Davidson Community Players, 704-892-7953, [email protected]