"Urinetown, the Musical", February 18 - 21

February 2nd, 2010 | SMWC

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Music and Theatre Department presents "Urinetown, the Musical", February 18 - 21.  Urinetown was produced on Broadway in September, 2001, by the Araca Group and Dodger Theatricals in association with TheaterDreams, Inc., and Lauren Mitchell.  Music and Lyrics were by Mark Hollman and Book and Lyrics by Greg Kotis.

Don't let the title fool you-this show is a hilarious conglomeration of every musical comedy style you've grown to love-all under the guise of a dystopia where a drought has caused a water shortage and all citizens must pay to in order to relieve themselves. That's right - pay to pee.

Show Times

Show times for the performance are as follows:

February 18 - 7:00 p.m.
February 19 - 8:00 p.m.
February 20 - 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
February 21 - 2:00 p.m.


$5.00 - seniors
$10.00 - adults
Children under 12 - Free
Students from SMWC, ISU, and Rose-Hulman with a student ID - Free

(Free tickets and reception on February 18 for those attending Focus The Woods: Water)

For more information call the Music and Theatre Hotline at 812-535-6211.  

For more information about Urinetown, read our blog post.


Urinetown is directed by SMWC Theatre Director Sharon Ammen. The Musical Director is John Berst, an Equity actor and professional musician living in Bloomington, IN. SMWC Technical Director Tyler Hutcheson has designed and built the set and is stage managing the show. Costumes were designed and built by Jessica Becker and the lighting design is by Samuel D. Coquerville.

The principal characters include the romantic leads, Bobby Strong, played by Nick Slabaugh, a graduate of Rose-Hulman and Hope Cladwell, played by both Betsy Baer, a music and theatre alumna from SMWC, and Anna Buck, a freshman at ISU, majoring in Music Education. Betsy will play Hope for the evening performance on Thursday, Feb. 18 and the Saturday matinee on Feb. 20.  Anna will portray Hope on the evenings of Friday and Saturday, the 19th and 20th of February, and for the matinee on Sunday the 21st.

Guest Artist Brandon Wentz, who has appeared in many SMWC shows, including The Mikado and  Once Upon a Mattress, plays Officer Lockstock.  He holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Georgia. His sidekick, Officer Barrel, is played by Ryan Niemiller, a professional stand-up comedian making his musical debut.

Other principals are:

Little Sally, played by fourth -year theatre major Danielle O'Connor

Cladwell B. Cladwell, portrayed by Brother Barry Donaghue, cfc, Director of Providence Center at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

Ms. Penelope Pennywise, played by senior English-education major Whitney S. Kos

cast members include: 

Senator Fipp, played by Terre Haute South High School student Matt Hooper

Mr. McQueen, played by ISU Freshman in theatre, Philip Goottee

Old Man Strong and Hot Blades Harry, played by ISU graduate in theatre, T.J. Pincher

The Duchess of the Isles of Langerhans, protrayed by high school student Rebecca Maurey from Brazil, In.

Also appearing in  Urinetown are SMWC students:

Tiffany Rusin, sophomore in Music Education with Theatre minor:  Tiny Tom    

Laura Kempton, freshman in Music Therapy: Mrs. Millenium

Cathleen Flynn, freshman in Music Therapy: Josephine Strong

Christina Ridgway, senior in Music Core, with minors in Theatre, Film, and Spanish:

Dr. Billeaux and GreenApple Pattie

Jenifer Shetley, Equine Studies and Digital Media Communication Senior: Little Becky Two-Shoes

Julia Lopez-Kaley. Senior in Music Therapy:     Soupy Sue

Morgan May, Senior in Music Therapy:     Robby the Stockfish

Lenora Dalipi, Freshman in Psychology:     Priscilla Uppercrust III

Lauren Sutton, Freshman in Professional Writing:    Reba Rebel

Katelyn Duke, Freshman in Graphic Design and Advertsing:   Rachel Rebel

Samantha Robbins, Freshman in Theatre:     Hardluck Hannah

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