March 30, 2012
(Columbia, MD) – Howard Community College’s (HCC) Arts Collective (AC) proudly presents Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis’ three-time Tony Award-winning “Urinetown: The Musical,” May 3 to 13, 2012, in HCC's Smith Theatre. Jenny Male, coordinator of musical theatre at HCC, directs and choreographs — with Keith Tittermary as musical director — class="contentsmall"this smart and hilarious satire of American business where no one – and no musical theatre genre – remains unscathed. Due to a 20 year drought, the poor are forced to scrounge for pennies to pay for the privilege to pee. Bobby Strong has the courage to stand up to a tyrannical empire, rousing the poor with musical numbers that parody Broadway’s biggest shows. Through it all, the people fight for love, justice, and the enduring hope of peeing free. “Urinetown…” won three Tony Awards in 2002.
Performances are scheduled for Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission; $12 for seniors, military members and groups; and $10 for students with I.D. Tickets may be purchased through the Horowitz Center Box Office (443-518-1500) or the AC website (www.howardcc.edu/artscollective). For more information on AC, call 443-518-1922, visit their website, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Smith Theatre is located inside the Peter and Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA) on the campus of HCC, located at 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia, MD, 21044.
Note: Parental guidance suggested. Recommended for ages 10 and up.
11 Performances: Two weekends only!
“Urinetown: The Musical”
Cory Jones (Officer Lockstock), Keri Eastridge (Little Sally), Erin Branigan (Penelope Pennywise), Dustin Merrell (Bobby Strong), Katie Chase Martin (Hope Cladwell), Ed Higgins (Caldwell B. Cladwell), Amy Chase Martin (Senator Fipp), Clare Kneebone (Little Becky Two Shoes), Steve Backus (Hot Blades Harry), Kelsey Painter (Soupy Sue), Gavin Shown (Officer Barrel), Devery McDonald (Mr. McQueen), Melissa Valdivia (Josephine Strong), Thomas Matera (Tiny Tom), Felicia Tuttle (Mrs. Millennium), and Lindsay Hammond, Ashly LeGrant, Michael Nugent, Rachel Plunkett.
About the Director and Choreographer:
Jenny Male is assistant professor of theatre at HCC and coordinates the musical theatre program. She is also a certified teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors. She is thrilled to be back for her 20th production with Arts Collective! Favorite AC directing and/or choreography credits include “A Christmas Carol,” “Love Hurts,” “On Broadway,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” “Noises Off,” and “A Chorus Line.” Jenny has also directed numerous musicals for the Red Branch Theatre Company (Columbia, MD), such as “The Secret Garden,” “Urinetown,” “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” and last spring’s “Into the Woods” which won Best Revival of a Musical on BroadwayWorld.com: Baltimore. She has also served as the fight and movement coach for 16 Rep Stage shows including “Yellowman,” “Or,” “T-Bone N Weasel,” “The Goat, or Who is Sylvia,” “Hysteria,” and “Lie of the Mind.” Jenny is looking forward to directing “Avenue Q” next fall for the Red Branch Theatre Company.