SUMMERSTAR THEATRE TO CELEBRATE 10TH YEAR IN 2009

5/13/2009

“Urinetown: The Musical” to be Performed at SUNY Orange Theatre

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – A comical tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution comes to life on stage at SUNY Orange this June as SummerStar Theatre celebrates its 10th season with a production of “Urinetown: The Musical.”

PHOTO: SummerStar Theatre 2009The six performances, slated for the College’s Orange Hall Theatre, will begin at 8 p.m. on June 12, 13, 19 and 20, and 3 p.m. on June 14 and 21. As it commemorates its 10th season, SummerStar Theatre continues its commitment to bringing Broadway and off-Broadway plays to the Hudson Valley while utilizing the skills of community members in all facets of the production.

Past performances of SummerStar Theatre include “Oliver!,” “Gross Indecency,” “Proof,” “Cabaret,” “Intimate Apparel,” “Over the River and Through The Woods,” “A Little Night Music” and “A New Brain.”

SUNY Orange professor Max Schaefer will direct “Urinetown: The Musical” with Amanda Williams and Jill Carroll serving as musical director and choreographer, respectively. Terry Sandford is the producer and Peter Galipeau is technical director. Cast members include Kristen Casey, Tierney Crone, Carmine Garritano, Evan Hammond, A.J. Hankins, Rich Hotaling, Lourdesa Hunt, Kayla Jardine, James Kostenblatt, Tab Merkel, David Mossey, Mady Odell, Ted Odell, Terry Odell, Joe Pietropaolo, Shawn Schorno, William Schwartz, Nancy Talarico, Kristen Unick and Chelsea Wertheim.

In “Urinetown,” a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he’s had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

For ticket pricing and information, call (845) 341-4790, or call (845) 341-4789 for reservations. Orange Hall Theater, located in Orange Hall, is universally accessible. General parking is available in the college parking lot at the intersection of Wawayanda and Grandview avenues.

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Mike Albright
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