Cerritos College Theatre to Present Tony Award-winning Urinetown, the musical!
This satirical musical asks the question “...what if you had to pay to pee?”
For Immediate Release: April 1, 2008
Media Contact:Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; (562) 860-2451 ext. 2287
WHAT: “...what if you had to pay to pee?” One of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, the Tony award-winning comedy, Urinetown, the musical! pokes fun at capitalism, social irresponsibility, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and petty small town politics.
The satirical comedy musical is set in a town plagued by a 20-year drought, where 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 towering taxes and fines to carry out their most private and basic of needs. Out of the mass of the pitiable, a hero rises to lead his fellow citizens against the tyrannical regime.
The director Janet Miller has been directing, choreographing and teaching theater for thirty years. She was recently the Artistic Director for the Torrance Theatre Company where she directed sixteen productions in her seven year tenure. She is a founding artist and resident director for the newly formed Manhattan Beach Players. She has worked inside and outside the country in diverse settings such as Choate Rosemary Hall in CT and grand theme parks in Bangkok, Thailand. She has also taught musical theater dance and tap for Broadway Asia in China.
Miller is the recipient of the 2006 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Choreography for The Marvelous Wonderettes, the 2003 Excellence in Art Award for Drama from the city of Torrance, and was awarded a 2003 Choreography Garland for The Marvelous Wonderettes in Los Angeles. This year she was awarded a Garland for choreography and has been nominated for a LADCC Award, both for Winter Wonderettes.
Miller holds a B.A. in musical theater from CSUN, and an M.A. in theater from CSULA. She is a proud member of SSDC.
For group sales information please contact Renée Bloch, Performing Arts Promotions Specialist at (562) 860-2451 ext. 2638.
WHEN: Urinetown, the musical! will be presented on the following dates:
Friday, April 25 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 26 at 8 p.m.
Thursday, May 1 at 8 p.m.
Friday, May 2 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 3 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 4 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Burnight Center Theatre
11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
A map of the campus is available at www.cerritos.edu/guide.
COST: General $15, Cerritos College students/faculty/staff, seniors, other college, middle and high school students (all w/ID) $12, children 5 - 12 yrs $10
Tickets may be purchased online (credit card only) or in person at BC-G, Theatre Office in front of the Burnight Center Theatre Mon - Fri from 1pm - 5 pm only. (Cash or Check only)
CONTACT: For more information on Urinetown, the musical! and the Cerritos College Theatre Department, please call (562) 467-5058 or visit www.cerritos.edu/theatre
Group Sales: ext. 2638
Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 200 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently nears 20,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at www.cerritos.edu.