WHHS Theatre Department Makes a Statement About Modern Corporations and Social Responsibility Through URINETOWN: The Musical

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Photo by Mikki Schaffner Photography.

“It’s a privilege to pee”

A lovable hero, a despicable villain, a citizenry rumbling for a revolution, and… pee? This February, Walnut Hills High School tackles Urinetown, a charmingly self-aware and witty musical set in a dystopian future where a monopoly charges for the ability to use the restroom. As discontent grows among the citizenry, an unlikely hero, Bobby Strong, rises to the challenge of defending one of humanity’s most basic needs. However, as the willful optimism of the lower classes slowly begins to turn the tide of the revolution, the audience is left with one question: how far are we willing to go for our freedom? With a high-energy score and a hilarious book, join the cast and crew of URINETOWN for a satirical glance at the cogs behind modern society.

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Photo by Mikki Schaffner Photography.

Runs Thursday February 13th, Friday February 14th, and Saturday February 15th at 7:00pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students.

Directed by Michael Sherman. Assistant Directed by Bettina Ernst and Kyra Krumins. Music Direction by Bret Albright. Choreography by Maggie Perrino and Matthew Eggers.
Production Stage Manager: Chloe Burwinkel

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Oliver Vockell as Bobby Strong. Photo by Mikki Schaffner Photography.

Featuring: Oliver Vockell as Bobby Strong, Alex Kirk as Hope Cladwell, Molly Munn as Little Sally, Jack Giglia as Officer Lockstock, Sam Frank as Officer Barrel, Peter Godsey as Caldwell B. Cladwell, Olivia Busche as Penelope Pennywise, Derrick McHale as Senator Fipp, Louis Martini as McQueen, Matthew Eggers as Hot Blades Harry, Clare Brennan as Little Beck Two Shoes, Ella Vaughn as Soupy Sue, Gabe Donnelly as Tiny Tom, Owen Cummings as Robby the Stockfish / Boy Cop 1, Jonah Human as Billy Boy Bill / Boy Cop 3, Aiden Litmer as Joseph "Old Man" Strong / Boy Cop 2, Talia Raider-Roth as Josephine “Old Ma” Strong, Hayden Oberst as Dr. Billeaux, Grace Kelly Fulton as Cladwell’s Secretary, Elle Bisheimer as Mrs. Millenium / Girl Cop, Allison Robertson as UGC Executive 1, and Sunny Dighe as UGC Executive 2. Including Lily Jones, Annika Vockell, Sophia Rooksberry, Lucia Johns, Sophia Cotton-Riker, and Isabella Lachey as the UGC Ensemble; and Brando Donaldson, Megan Graeler, Lili Jenkins, Lily Canter, Joanna Acio-Alele, Artemis Azure, Nadyaa Betts, and Cam Hogue as The Poor Ensemble. Featuring Kathryn Daniher as the Poor Ensemble swing.

Tickets are $10 for students and staff and $12 for adults. Tickets may be purchased by visiting https://sites.google.com/view/whhstheatredepartment/tickets

Photos courtesy of Mikki Schaffner Photography.

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