Next weekend, S.L.A.M. (Students Loving Arts & Music) will transform the Springville Center for the Arts’ stage into “Urinetown,” a town plagued by a twenty-year drought. In Urinetown water has become so scarce that private toilets have become unthinkable.
At the mercy of a single dominating corporation who maintains a monopoly on the town’s public amenities, the destitute citizens must pay crushing taxes and fines to carry out their most private and basic of needs. Out of the mass of the pitiable, a hero arises to lead his fellow citizens against the tyrannical regime.
Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critic’s Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, “Urinetown” is an earnest tale of love, greed and revolution.
S.L.A.M. is a theater program for high school- and college-aged students. Local students in the cast include Tyler Brennan, Campbell Brown, Jackson Crone, Jenny Ehrig, Victoria Ehrig, Victoria Garcia, Gavin Hurley, Abigail Jusiak, Kayleen Koffkey, Zackary Martin, Amanda Maybray, Lucien Oakley, Emma Stroka and Levi Von Iderstein.
Youth programs at SCA are sponsored by Hodgson Russ and the Springville Youth Incorporated.
The show will open Thursday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. as a “Pay What You Can with a Can” night. Bring a non-perishable food item and a cash donation.
Performances will continue on Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27, at 7:30 p.m. There will be a matinee on Sunday, July 28 at 2 p.m. Cost is $15 general, $12 for students and seniors. Springville Center for the Arts is located at 37 North Buffalo St., Springville. Call 592-9038 or visit SpringvilleArts.org for tickets.