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Little Sally played by Sydney Roberts plays Little Sally and Gabriel Bernal plays Officer Lockstock in Texas State University’s staging of the musical ‘Urinetown,’ the last performance of which is Sunday. PHOTO by KRISTOPHER A. GARZA

Little Sally played by Sydney Roberts plays Little Sally and Gabriel Bernal plays Officer Lockstock in Texas State University’s staging of the musical ‘Urinetown,’ the last performance of which is Sunday. PHOTO by KRISTOPHER A. GARZA

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The theater and dance department’s presentation of the the spring musical, Urinetown, will include its run with a 7:30 p.m. performance today and a 2:30 p.m. matinee Sunday on the main stage of the Texas State University Theatre Center.

Directed by Kaitlin Hopkins, Urinetown is the Tony Award-winning tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, 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 he’s had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom.

Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is a humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $7 for students with a valid Texas State ID, and may be purchased beginning April 9 at the Texas State Box Office.

Box office hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 9-12, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. April 15-19, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. April 20 and 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. and 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. April 21.
For more information, contact the Texas State Department of Theatre and Dance at (512) 245-2147.

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