Seton Hill University Theatre Presents “Urinetown: The Musical” February 28 to March 9
The Seton Hill University Theatre and Dance Program will present the Tony Award-winning musical comedy “Urinetown: The Musical” by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis February 28 to March 9 in the William Granger Ryan Theatre, Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. Tickets are $16, with student and group rates available. Call the Seton Hill Performing Arts Center Box Office for tickets at 724-552-2929 or purchase tickets online.
In a time of severe drought where water is controlled by one corporation, Urine Good Company run by Mr. Caldwell B. Cladwell, people must pay to pee or risk being sent to the mysterious Urinetown. An unlikely hero emerges in Bobby Strong. But can he save the day? Will his boss, Miss Penelope Pennywise, join his cause? Will Bobby’s love for Hope Cladwell survive? Will good triumph over evil? This hilarious satire, which owes a debt to the musicals of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, pokes fun at human nature and the world of musical theatre.
Performances: February 28, March 1, 6, 7 and 8: 8 p.m.; March 2 and 9: 2 p.m.; March 5: 10:30 a.m.
The Seton Hill student cast of “Urinetown: The Musical” includes Sarah Chelli of Lawrence, Pa.; Gabriella DeCarli of DuBois, Pa.; Elena Falgione of Glenshaw, Pa.; Domenic Jungling of Gibsonia, Pa.; Patrick “P.J.” McMahon of Gibsonia, Pa.; Haley Mendola of Monongahela, Pa.; Gregory Messmer of Jefferson Hills, Pa.; Dustin Pealstrom of Westmoreland, Pa; Joshua Reardon of McMurray, Pa.; Kristina Riggans of New Castle, Pa.; Kelsey Riker of Douglassville, Pa.; Sienna Sears of St. Louis, Mo.; Alyssa Sheaffer of Carlisle, Pa.; William Smolter of Glenshaw, Pa.; Emily Urbaniak of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Eric Wielock of Leeper, Pa.
The Seton Hill student technical staff includes Jade Festa of New Kensington, Pa., spotlight operator; Rachel Friend of Thompson’s Station, Tenn., dresser; Kaylee Hansberry of New Kensington, Pa., assistant stage manager; Kaitlyn Hardiman of Virginia Beach, Va., costume stitcher; Megan Henderson of Columbia, Md., hair and makeup designer; Jessica Hyland of Chemung N.Y., house manager; Tyler Kluck of Pittsburgh, Pa., props artisan; Andrew Kutrufis of Pittsburgh, Pa., sound design; Brittany Lamb of Suffolk, Va., assistant lighting designer; Anna McDunn of Allison Park, Pa., costume design assistant; Hayley McLean of Elkridge, Md., stage manager; Olivia Mills of Waterfall, Pa., assistant stage manager; Jamie Pasquinelli of Jefferson Hills, Pa., dresser; Courtney Seibert of Chambersburg, Pa., audio assistant; Justin Taylor of Bronx, N.Y., spotlight operator; Selena Vinciguerra of East Pittsburgh, Pa., assistant to the choreographer, costume stitcher and dresser; and Alyssa Wano of Latrobe, Pa., wardrobe manager.
Seton Hill Theatre’s production of “Urinetown: The Musical” is directed by Kellee Van Aken, assistant professor and director of the theatre and dance program. Professional artistic staff for the production includes Ken Clothier, assistant professor, theatre, lighting designer; Joseph Domencic, instructor, theatre, music director; Karen Glass, assistant professor, theatre, scene designer; Vincent Lobello, technical director; Susan O’Neill, instructor, theatre, costume designer; and Stefan Zubal, assistant professor, dance, choreographer. Musicians include Joseph Domencic, keyboard; Jared Davenport, percussion; Ryan McMasters, bass; Christopher Dufalla, trombone and Rob Stull, reed.
Venue Information: All Seton Hill Theatre and Dance performances are held in the William Granger Ryan Theatre in Seton Hill’s Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. The Performing Arts Center is a fully accessible and climate-controlled facility. Parking is available in four nearby Greensburg parking areas: the Bell Parking Garage on North Otterman Street (across the street from the Performing Arts Center), the Hellman-Ghrist lot on North Main Street, the Albert Grillo lot on Seton Hill Drive and the Wib Albright lot off West Otterman Street.
Ticket Information: Single admission tickets are $16. Seton Hill students (with valid ID) can purchase tickets for $5. Non-Seton Hill students (with a valid school ID) can purchase advance tickets for $13. Students from any school can purchase rush tickets five minutes before curtain, subject to availability, for $5 (with valid school ID). Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets at a rate of $11 each with a reservation and advance payment. Order tickets online, by phone at 724-552-2929, or by mail at SHUPAC Theatre Box Office, Seton Hill University, 1 Seton Hill Drive, Greensburg, Pa. 15601-1599. Box Office Hours, by telephone: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Extended hours on performance days: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday.