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Department of Theatre Arts Announces Spring 2019 Production of Urinetown, The Musical

WASHINGTON (February 22, 2019) – The Howard University Department of Theatre Arts is proud to present Urinetown: The Musical, February 27 – March 8, at the Ira Aldridge Theatre, 2445 6th Street Northwest.

The Department of Theatre’s rendition of Urinetown, a musical satire that pokes fun at legal, social and corporate system, is the first to incorporate an all-African American cast. The production first premiered in 2001 and addresses such themes as greed, oppression, rebellion and the power of love. 

“This is an exciting time for our musical theatre program because our students are learning what it takes to make it in the professional world of theatre,” Ricky Ramón, Lecturer of Theatre within the Department of Theatre Arts.

Director Ricky Ramon stages this musical full of banter and mockery. Musical Direction by Douglas Bowles is sure to leave you breathless, while choreography by Kayla Warren will be both amusing and entertaining. The design team consists of, Michael Stepowany, set design, Benny Gomes, lighting, Andrea Washington-Brown costume designer, GV Love, props designer, and Kornerstone Productions, led by Del Sterling, will handle all elements of sound.

The following showings of Urinetownare scheduled for February 27 – March 8:

  • February 27, 7:30 p.m.
  • February 28, 7:30 p.m.
  • March 1, 7:30 p.m.
  • March 2, 2:30 p.m.
  • March 2, 7:30 p.m.
  • March 6, 7:30 p.m.
  • March 7, 7:30 p.m.
  • March 8, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $10.00 student w/valid ID, $15.00 Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Senior Citizens/Military; $20.00 Gen Admission

Groups: Discount rates are available for Groups of 10 or more, contact Dominique Douglas Hendricks at 202/806-7050

Contact: Dominique Douglas Hendricks, Theater Manager/ Producer 202.806.7050 / Dominique.Douglas1@howard.edu

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About the Department of Theatre Arts

The Department of Theatre Arts is committed to the training of knowledgeable theatre and dance artists, theorists, historians, and teachers in the theatre and dance arts. The Department is dedicated to the principle of developing the highest quality of theatre and dance arts, and to the serious investigation and perpetuation of the experiences and aesthetics of Black theatre and dance. For more information, visit http://theatrearts.coas.howard.edu.

About Howard University

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced four Rhodes Scholars, 11 Truman Scholars, two Marshall Scholars, one Schwarzman Scholar, over 70 Fulbright Scholars and 22 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States.  For more information on Howard University visit www.howard.edu.