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The Road to Urinetown
Composer Mark Hollmann on the show's creation and success
"...the script. But even calling their show Urinetown: The Musical couldn't keep audiences away or keep theatres all across..."

Aug. 30, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Cream of the Crop
Nominations for the 2005-2006 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...The Three Cuckolds, Tongue and Groove TheatreProduction, Musical..."

May 19, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Hang the DJ
The new political theatre invites you into its messy, sexy conversation
"...the Off Center, the hilarious and ickily-named Urinetown: The Musical opens at the Zachary Scott Theatre Center. So it's..."

Jan. 20, 2006 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

2016 High School Musical Nominees
Theatre awards' third year boasts 28 schools, 136 nominees
"...night lights. The cause: The Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards nominations...."

March 9, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Payne Pleasures 2006: The nominees
Your play didn't have to tackle a political theme to earn a nomination for ACoT's 2005-2006 B. Iden Payne Awards, but the top nominees reveal that it sure didn't hurt
"...included Zachary Scott Theatre Center's staging of Urinetown: The Musical, the offbeat musical in which an environmental catastrophe has..."

Sept. 29, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Theatre of the First Water
Zach makes a big splash on the national theatre scene as the first resident theatre to get to produce Tony winner 'Urinetown'
"...to be granted the rights to produce Urinetown: The Musical. Zach Artistic Director Dave Steakley snagged the prize last..."

April 22, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Musicals of August
"...Here's the slate of musicals playing on area stages this month. For the historically..."

Aug. 1, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Karen Kuykendall Tribute: More bouquets for the missing diva
Zach Theatre hosts a memorial tribute to the beloved performer, patron, and local legend
"...Santaland Diaries); songs from actress Jill Blackwood (Urinetown: The Musical), Karen's granddaughter Jennie Kuykendall, and crooner Jerry Conn (Say..."

May 2, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Born in the Barn
How Shakespeare at Winedale spawned some of Austin's – and the country's – best theatre
"...won a Tony for his direction of Urinetown: The Musical, says, "I like to think that everything that I..."

July 23, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Review: The Book of Mormon
Outlandish, unlikely musical hit might make you a believer
"...than the leads in this Trey Parker-Matt Stone-Robert Lopez musical: two Utah-bred Mormons as lily-white as their starched, short-sleeved..."

Oct. 4, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Urinetown: The Musical
City Theatre's Urinetown milks drought conditions for a flood of fun
"...Oh, Urinetown: that parody of parodies. This silliest of musicals now plays at City Theatre under the direction of..."

Aug. 29, 2014 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Musicals Mocking Musicals
Hits like 'The Producers' and 'Bat Boy' have their singing, dancing cake and spoof it, too
"...more evidence that we're in some Golden Age of Musicals That Send Up Musicals, there it is. The adaptation..."

May 20, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

All Over Creation: Nativity
A new musical by the 'Urinetown' team is born on the 40 Acres, and the chorus line craves bra-a-ains
"...show they made a dozen years ago, Urinetown: The Musical. In the time since that satirical sensation snagged three..."

Dec. 13, 2013 Arts Column by Robert Faires

I'd Like to Thank ...
The 2005-2006 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...the Zachary Scott Theatre Center's production of Urinetown: The Musical took top honors, with six awards, including Production of..."

June 9, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Best in Show
The 2012-13 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...State University Department of Theatre and Dance's Urinetown: The Musical; University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance's The..."

June 7, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

That Obscure Object of Delight
Zach's dreamy Chaperone speaks to the enthusiast in us all
"...listening to the cast album of an obscure 1920s musical – his personal tonic for feeling blue. But before..."

July 16, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Urinetown: The Musical
'Urinetown: The Musical' may wallow in a sordid premise and have an awful title, but Zach's production is always making you happy, if not downright giddy
"...Urinetown: The Musical..."

Feb. 10, 2006 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Urinetown: The Musical
Students sing and dance this satire at such a high level, it's astounding
"...Urinetown: The Musical..."

Aug. 5, 2011 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Mr. Show Busy
Michael McKelvey's just a guy who cain't say no (to musicals)
"...season you can have a Michael McKelvey directing a musical here, a Michael McKelvey music directing a musical there,..."

July 22, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Urinetown: The Musical
Texas State University's delightful staging showed off all the strengths of its musical theatre program
"...Urinetown: The MusicalTexas State University, 430 Moon, San Marcos April 16..."

April 26, 2013 Arts Review by Jillian Owens

Articulations
UT delays the closing of Bass Concert Hall for a year, Conspirare wants to sing an ode by a young Austin poet, and Zach decides whether it wants to go out with Sally Bowles or Roxie Hart
"...So which Kander and Ebb musical that begins with a C has Zach has chosen..."

April 2, 2004 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Austin Critics Table Awards 2013
Arts writers raise their glasses to outstanding art in list of nominees
"...and costume designs by Michelle Ney. The most recognized musical was Ragtime, produced by Zach Theatre to open its..."

May 24, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

All Over Creation: Die Another Dad
Puzzling out the meaning of the theatre's Summer of Dead Dads
"...dad was Shakespeare's regal Henry IV or Urinetown: The Musical's down-and-out (and desperate to pee) "Old Man" Strong. It..."

Sept. 2, 2011 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Dramatic Turn
Actress Meredith McCall is about much more than musicals
"...the guise of a perennially sozzled Jazz Age socialite, musically urges the audience before her to "Keep your eyeball..."

Feb. 11, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Culture Flash!
Council candidates talk the arts, the people's choice from City Hall's art exhibit, musical theatre training from Broadway pros, and local playwrights get read on both coasts
"...The TexARTS Musical Theater Academy, co-founded by veteran Broadway choreographer Robin Lewis..."

April 7, 2006 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Bad Dates
The day after opening in the solo comedy 'Bad Dates,' actress Helen Merino broke her foot, forcing director Dave Steakley to bring in Jill Blackwood as a ringer
"...as Hope Cladwell in Zach's production of Urinetown: The Musical. Steakley, who had already moved on to rehearsals for..."

March 31, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Chicago
Teen actors show a good grasp of Kander & Ebb's jaded Jazz Age satire
"...that exactly leaps to mind when one thinks of musicals for young performers in their teens. John Kander and..."

March 4, 2011 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Top 10 Theatrical Treasures and Pleasures of 2006
"...1) Urinetown: The Musical (Zachary Scott Theatre Center) This unlikeliest of Broadway hits..."

Jan. 5, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
The Austin theatre festival MoMFest goes away, the Austin Arts Commission welcomes Sue Graze to its membership, and a couple of Austin theatre types show up on TV.
"...who picked up a Tony for directing Urinetown: The Musical, was a UT-Austin student in the early 1980s and..."

June 14, 2002 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Top 10 Pratfalls of 2006, Plus Some Shining Examples of Physical Comedy
"...7) Urinetown: The Musical (Zachary Scott Theatre Center) People dancing with toilet plungers..."

Jan. 5, 2007 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

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