Photo: Benjy Cunningham singing “Don’t be the bunny” in the musical “Urinetown.”
The curtain is going up at 7 p.m, Thursday, April 7 for opening night for the Belmont High School Performing Arts Company’s production of “Urinetown, the Musical.”
In a Depression-era metropolis, a 20-year drought has caused such a water shortage that the city government has banned private toilets. The citizens must use “public amenities,” regulated by a monopoly that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs.
Amid the people, a young, idealistic hero, Bobby Strong, decides he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them running to freedom! Along the way, the audience is kept informed of the plot with Officer Lockstock assisted by a street urchin named Little Sally. But, by the end, good intentions don’t always lead to the best outcome. But you’ll have to see the musical to find out what happens.
- Thursday and Friday, April 7 and 8, at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, April 9 at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tickets will be online and at Champions Sporting Goods in Belmont Center. Tickets are $10 for students (BHS students get half-price tickets Thursday) and $15 for adults ($18 if they wait to buy them at the show).