4/29/02…Urinetown: The Musical @ Henry Miller’s Theatre, New York City

Urinetown @ Henry Miller's Theatre 4/29/02

Urinetown @ Henry Miller’s Theatre 4/29/02

Yes, this was a real Broadway show.  And it was completely by accident that I ended up seeing it.  I remember being out with co-workers.  I can’t remember if it was for a work function or if it was just a social outing with friends.  What I do remember is that someone came up to us in the bar and offered us these comp tickets and the theatre was literally right next door to where we were having drinks.  At first I really didn’t want to go because I had to work early the next morning.  And I think I might have been a little buzzed.  But, finally, my friend Marc convinced me to go.  I mean, it was free.  I guess they were just trying to get some more people in the audience for this Monday night performance.  It actually turned out to be a pretty good show.  It was funny.  I can’t remember all the details, but Wikipedia’s description is helpful:  “Urinetown: The Musical is a satirical comedy musical, with music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis. It satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and municipal politics.”  You wouldn’t think a show with this title would be for real.  But as a satire, it was pretty spot-on and the musical numbers and dialogue were quite entertaining.  It was nice to be handed comp tickets for a Broadway performance and have it turn out to be something enjoyable.

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