Fall in St. Augustine offers a lot of fantastic activities, but one event in particular that always arrives in abundance is great theatre. Start off a great season with an uproarious musical satire from the students at the St. Johns County Center for the Arts.
The St. Johns County Center for the Arts Theatre Department at St. Augustine High School presents Urinetown the Musical, a hilarious satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Enormously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America’s greatest art forms.
The story takes place in a Gotham-like city where a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!
The musical is the winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards and will be performed by over 60 students of the Center for the Arts.
Performances are October 6-8 at 7 pm and October 9 at 2pm in the school auditorium, 3205 Varella Ave, St. Augustine. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for general admission. Tickets can be purchased at the door prior to each performance.