Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Andrea McArdle Stars in CT Rep's Urinetown

Andrea McArdle will play Penelope Pennywise in Connecticut

Repertory Theatre’s production of Urinetown. Photo by Dana Haddad.

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present the musical Urinetown, featuring Broadway star Andrea McArdle, April 14-17 and April 27-30 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the Storrs campus.


The production closes the main stage season. With a book and lyrics by Greg Kotis, music and lyrics by Mark Hollman, Urinetown sends up corporate greed, ecological disaster and musical theatre itself, through hummable music, old fashioned dance numbers, and sharp humor. the musical won several Tony Awards, including Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Musical Score.


McArdle will star as Penelope Pennywise alongside Broadway veteran Bob Walton and newcomer Ken Clark. She first captured the hearts of theatergoers everywhere in 1977 when she originated the title role in the mega-musical Annie.
Please call 860-486-4226 for tickets or for more information. Please call or visit the box office for specific show dates and times because performance schedules vary and are subject to change. Tickets available online at www.crt.uconn.edu.

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