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Musical Comedy About A Drought Raises Funds to Build Wells in Africa

Vistamar School presents "URINETOWN," an uproariously hilarious musical, on April 27th & 28th at 7 p.m. and April 29th at 2 p.m. Intermission concessions raise money for Wells Bring Hope.

Oh the irony. Vistamar School’s spring musical, "URINETOWN," is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, 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. One of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, "URINETOWN" is eerily evocative of modern day themes.

Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, in "URINETOWN" no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, "URINETOWN" catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.

Vistamar theater teacher Mickey Blaine directs, as Vistamar theater students not only star on stage, but also stage manage, and direct the lighting and sound. Students also designed the sets, costumes and make up, and created all of the promotional materials.

Students will raise money for Vistamar’s partner charity, Wells Bring Hope (http://www.wellsbringhope.org/), by selling student-baked goods during intermission. All proceeds will go towards this NGO that builds wells in African communities and villages that don’t have access to water. And that’s no laughing matter.

Vistamar School presents "URINETOWN" on Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 29th at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be reserved by emailing boxoffice@vistamarschool.org or calling (310) 643-7377. For more information about Vistamar School, visit www.vistamarschool.org.

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