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Why Urine-Town: The Musical 
 
* Urine-Town: The Musical is edgy but is is also both educational and entertaining. It will leave an impression on the actors and audience.
* Despite the risque-sounding title, it is a PG-rated show and suited for all ages. Unlike most modern musical theatre pieces no changes have to be made to the content to bring it to the high school stage.
* It is our goal to take the show to the state festival in Dallas in November.  This is the type of show is that is popular with high school audiences and more likely to be accepted for production. 
* Besides the great music, the show offers a lot of stage time for the entire cast. The students love the energy of the show and the questions it creates.
* Urine-Town: The Musical is a work of social satire: While the title may seem shocking, it is true to this form: Social satire has a long tradition of startling readers and audiences and shaking them loose from their traditional ways of thinking. The title of  has long been compared to Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal.
* Urine-Town: The Musical challenges your expectations. It has a self-awareness that makes you think about what you’re watching.  It doesn't just tell a story - it tells a story that challenges your social / political beliefs.
* It draws on the theatrical historical tradition of Brecht,Weill, and Blitzteint. While most plays from this tradition are out of reach for this age group - Urine-Town: The Musical is not. It allows student to experience a type of theatre that places emphasis in which ideas or lessons are the most important element.
* Urine-Town: The Musical uses the medium of theater to examine corporate control, corruption, environmental conservation and the growing divide between rich and poor.
* Urine-Town: The Musical is a parody of many other musicals including Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof and West Side Story. Working on the show will broaden my students understanding and appreciation of the American musical.
* Urine-Town: The Musical is a real exploration of environmental and political concerns that directly face our society today. Included are the exploitation of natural resources, the growing demands of an exponentially growing population, the effects of a decaying infrastructure on the lower class, the lasting effects of pollution, the pros and cons of the large corporations, the pros and cons of socialism, the pros and cons of a totally humanitarian approach to any problem.
* Urine-Town: The Musical incorporates a wide variety of styles of music that will challenge students to move beyond traditional musical theatre. The music is within their reach but still challenging.
* Urine-Town: The Musical has already encouraged my students to be more socially and environmentally conscious. They have planned a large fundraiser for Water is Basic to coincide with the production.
 
*** Final Note:  I certainly understand that there will be questions and concerns about this show.  I am always willing to discuss those issues and can be reached at jacquie.devino@gcisd.net or 817-305-4752,  I also respect any parent's decision to keep their student from participating in this production because of the title or premise.  While I believe it is important to give my students a varied exposure to theatre types and styles, I don't believe it is always necessary to push the boundaries of community standards.  The CHHS theatre department has a long-standing tradition of producing conservative theatre.  We will return to a much more traditional production in January and hope that you will rejoin us for our production of Curtains.
 
Other Texas High Schools Who Have Successfully Produced
 Urinetown- The Musical

SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL  / ARLINGTON
   10/24/2006 10/28/2006      
 EMERY WEINER SCHOOL /  HOUSTON  
12/05/2006 12/07/2006
STEPHEN F AUSTIN  H S / AUSTIN  
  5/09/2007  5/18/2007     
 STRATFORD HIGH SCHOOL  / HOUSTON 
  5/15/2007  5/15/2007
EPISCOPAL HIGH SCHOOL / BELLAIRE
3/07/2008  4/22/2008
RAINS HIGH SCHOOL-THEATRE ARTS / EMORY  
11/14/2008 11/23/2008   
 NORTH LAMAR HIGH SCHOOL  / PARIS  
12/05/2008 12/07/2008
KELLER CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL / KELLER
12/09/2008  05/21/20009   
MCNEIL HIGH SCHOOL / AUSTIN
  2/04/2009 02/-6/2009
WILLIAMS HIGH SCHOOL / PLANO 
  4/08/2010  4/10/2010
JAMES MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL / ARLINGTON
  5/20/2010  5/22/2010
MCKINNEY HIGH SCHOOL  /  MCKINNEY  
541646  2/03/2011  2/06/2011
FT WORTH COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL /  FT WORTH 
  2/17/2011  2/20/2011
CLEMENTS HIGH SCHOOL / SUGAR LAND 
  2/02/2012  3/21/2012
LOPEZ HIGH SCHOOL/FINE ARTS SCHOOL  BROWNSVILLE
  1/18/2013  1/20/2013 11/09/2012       
 TEMPLE HIGH SCHOOL  /  TEMPLE     
  2/07/2013  2/10/2013 12/18/2012
BUFFALO HIGH SCHOOL-THEATRE / BUFFALO  
5/25/2013  5/25/2013  2/07/2013     
 CONNALLY HIGH SCHOOL / WACO     
11/02/2013 11/09/2013 10/04/2013
EL DORADO HIGH SCHOOL / EL PASO  
11/22/2013 11/23/2013  9/16/2013     
JACK C HAYS HIGH SCHOOL /  BUDA     
1/10/2014  1/18/2014
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