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‘Urinetown’ Musical is UWRF Theater Production

UrinetownSEPT. 28, 2009 | The University of Wisconsin-River Falls presents “Urinetown: The Musical” Oct. 22-24 and 29-31 with performances at 7:30 p.m. in the Blanche Davis Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building on campus.

“Urinetown” is a comedic satire with music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and based on a book by Kotis. It satirizes many American truisms, including capitalism, small town poltics, social and corporate irresponsibility, corporate greed and populism. The unconventional plotline shatters audience expectations of a pleasant ending. The production is directed by UWRF communication studies and theater arts professor James Zimmerman.

For ticket information contact the University Box Office at 715-425-3114. Tickets are $15 for adults and $9 for students with I.D. and seniors. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays and the box office is also open an hour prior to performance.

Photo: R to L: Kelsey Lynnae Anderson, a senior theatre arts major from Esko, Minn., plays Little Sally; Greg Lund, a senior theatre arts major from Woodville, plays Bobby Strong; and Kelsey Hansen, a freshman music education major from Hudson, plays Hope Cladwell.

The cast of 22 includes:

Officer Lockstock: Al Broeffle, a senior from theatre arts major from Cloquet, Minn.
Penelope Pennywise: Abby Wellens, a freshman music education major from Turtle Lake.
Bobby Strong: Greg Lund, a senior theatre arts major from Woodville.
Little Sally: Kelsey Lynnae Anderson, a senior theatre arts major from Esko, Minn.
Dr. Billeaux: Kelsey Rients, a freshman German education major from Monroe.
Mr. McQueen: Kyle Szarzynksi, a junior pre-professional major from Eden Prairie, Minn.
Senator Fipp: Josh Pritchett, a senior music major from New Richmond.
Officer Barrel: Jacob Benesh, a senior business administration major from Hastings, Minn.
Hope Cladwell: Kelsey Hansen, freshman music education major from Hudson.
Old Man Strong: James Davis, a senior computer science major from Baldwin.
Tiny Tom: A.J. Swanson, a freshman theatre arts major from Lake Elmo, Minn.
Soupy Sue: Jenika Boersma, a senior pre-professional major from Eagan, Minn.
Little Becky Two Shoes: Olivia Main, a freshman theatre arts major from Webster.
Stockfish: Owen Doheny, a freshman theatre arts major from Eden Prairie, Minn.
Caldwell B. Cladwell: Marc Berg, a senior marketing communications major from Rosemount, Minn.
Josephine Strong: Alexis Simmons, a junior broadcast communications major from Duluth, Minn.
Mrs. Millennium: Hannah Tjoflat, a junior music major from Wrightstown.
Hot Blades Harry: Adam Lemarr, a sophomore music major from Muskego.
Billy Boy Bill: Mark Bergen, a senior theatre arts major from Shakopee, Minn.
Cops: Brittany Oberstadt, a freshman communications major from Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
Others: Karen Biedermann, a junior theatre arts major from White Bear Lake, Minn. and Garner Jarrett, a sophomore theatre arts major from Hudson.

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