“Urinetown” selected as spring play

Leo Drissen, Staff Writer

Yes thespians, the rumors are true: Urinetown the Musical has been selected as the BSM Drama Department’s upcoming spring musical. The announcement was officially made September 29th. Urinetown hit Broadway in 2001 and won three Tony Awards in 2002 for Best Direction, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical.

The BSM Drama Department specifically wanted to chose an updated and fresh musical after covering so many of the classics in recent years, and Urinetown is just what BSM needed. “It’s innovative, and it’s funny, and it has a message at its core thats about natural resources and corporate greed in sort of a melodramatic way and the music is very fun and funny,” said director Marilee Mahler.

By choosing Urinetown, the Drama Department kept in mind BSM’s mission to solve problems that matter, so the department will use this production to help educate and facilitate clean water action.

Urinetown has a profusion of beautiful singing roles and Mahler is already on the hunt for a flock of BSM’s strongest songbirds. “It’s the kind of show where you’re humming the tunes when you leave,” Mahler said.