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Ticket Sales Under Way for Musical Comedy 'Urinetown'

April 1, 2010

      Enjoy a satirical, musical comedy that looks at a world in which water, the ultimate rationed resource, becomes as valuable as gold when The Theatre at AACC, on the campus of Anne Arundel Community College, performs “Urinetown” April 16-25.

      The curtain rises at 8 p.m. for Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances on April 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 18 and 25. All performances of this Tony award-winning musical take place in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.

      Follow the lives, loves and murders of a wacky cast of characters whose town has experienced a 20-year drought. The resulting horrific water shortage puts an end to private toilets. All restroom activities take place in public pay toilets controlled by a megacorporation, which levies massive fee hikes that ignite a pee-for-free rebellion.

      The cast includes AACC students Kacey Staniszewski of Edgewater as Hope Cladwell, an innocent, beautiful girl torn between her love for her father and Bobby Strong; Anwar Thomas of Severna Park as Bobby, the dashing, noble young man who works at the filthiest urinal in town and leads the rebellion; Grace Canfield of Annapolis as Little Sally, a funny street urchin who constantly questions the play’s logic, and AACC staff member Jerry Vess as Officer Lockstock, the tongue-in-cheek narrator and a corrupt policeman who secretly kills those who pee without paying.

      With music and lyrics by Mark Hollman and lyrics by Greg Kotis, AACC’s production is under the direction of Lars Tatom, coordinator of The Theatre at AACC and assistant professor of performing arts. Musical direction is by AACC Performing Arts Chair Douglas Brandt Byerly and choreography by AACC instructor Tommy Parlon.

      Ticket prices are $20 for general admission; $12 for seniors, students other than AACC students, groups and AACC employees; and $5 for AACC students with a valid AACC student ID. The production is suitable for ages 12 and up. Make reservations by phone or e-mail at 410-777-2457 or Walk-up box office hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays and weekends when the box office is open for events.

      For information about the production contact Lars Tatom at 410-777-7125. Call Disability Support Services, 410-777-2306 or Maryland Relay 711, 72 hours in advance to request most accommodations.