Where's the bathroom?!
I had heard of "Urinetown" but had never seen the show nor heard the music. I was curious as to how She&Her were going to pull off a musical in the limited space (knowing it COULD be done, just curious HOW it would be done!)
What an enjoyable evening of musical theater it turned out to be! I fell in love with the show, and the production was outstanding. Not a weak link in the entire cast. Not everyone was perfect, but everyone had a character, played it through and to the hilt consistently and how can you not enjoy a performance when the performers are enthusiastic!
The set, while quite simple, worked effectively. Kudos to the director and cast for understanding that the pace of the show is only as good as the pace of your scene/set changes! This show worked fine with a simple set - the actors didn't give me time to scrutinize what might or might not be working on the set.
Costumes - cohesive and consistent and relevant to the show.
Tech - lights and sound were done well. The only sound problems come from the acoustical shortcomings of the building but clearly the actors were aware of their surroundings and worked hard with what they had.
Music - excellent. I never once had trouble hearing singers over the music (and I always think it's an accomplishment when you put the musicians in another room and they follow the action onstage blindly and vice versa). The ensemble as a whole was extremely talented and the vocal work was outstanding in solo AND group numbers.
I can't say enough good things about the staging and choreography. It added so much to the show - it was timely, fresh, and enjoyable. All in all, I felt that all aspects of the production worked together and the end result is a very good show with lots of energy, lots of talent and lots of laughs.