CD Urinetown: The Musical [Original Cast Recording] (CD 676249), Audio Other
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Urinetown: The Musical [Original Cast Recording]


  • 1. Urinetown, musical play: Overture
    2. Urinetown, musical play: Too Much Exposition - Rick Crom/Victor W. Hawks/Spencer Lemon Kayden/Rachel Coloff/John Deyle/Nancy Opel/David Beach/Jeff McCarthy
    3. Urinetown, musical play: Urinetown - Victor W. Hawks/Spencer Lemon Kayden/Rachel Coloff/John Deyle/Nancy Opel/Hunter Foster/David Beach/Jeff McCarthy
    4. Urinetown, musical play: It's a Privilege to Pee - Rick Crom/Victor W. Hawks/Ken Jennings/Spencer Lemon Kayden/Rachel Coloff/Megan Lawrence/Nancy Opel/Hunter Foster
    5. Urinetown, musical play: Mr. Cladwell - Lawrence Street/Victor W. Hawks/Rachel Coloff/Megan Lawrence/Jenni Thompson/David Beach/John Cullum
    6. Urinetown, musical play: Cop Song - Rick Crom/Lawrence Street/Victor W. Hawks/Daniel Marcus/Kay Walbye/Rachel Coloff/Megan Lawrence/Jeff McCarthy
    7. Urinetown, musical play: Follow Your Heart - Hunter Foster
    8. Urinetown, musical play: Look at the Sky - Victor W. Hawks/Ken Jennings/Spencer Lemon Kayden/Rachel Coloff/Megan Lawrence/Nancy Opel/Hunter Foster
    9. Urinetown, musical play: Don't Be the Bunny - Daniel Marcus/John Deyle/Nancy Opel/David Beach/Jeff McCarthy/John Cullum
    10. Urinetown, musical play: Act One Finale - Deyle/Spencer Lemon Kayden/Rachel Coloff/Nancy Opel/Hunter Foster/David Beach/Jeff McCarthy/John Cullum
    11. Urinetown, musical play: What is Urinetown? - Rick Crom/Victor W. Hawks/Spencer Lemon Kayden/Rachel Coloff/John Deyle/Nancy Opel/Hunter Foster/David Beach/Jeff McCarthy
    12. Urinetown, musical play: Snuff That Girl - Rick Crom/Lawrence Street/Victor W. Hawks/Ken Jennings/Spencer Lemon Kayden/Rachel Coloff/Megan Lawrence
    13. Urinetown, musical play: Run, Freedom, Run! - Lawrence Street/Victor W. Hawks/Ken Jennings/Spencer Lemon Kayden/Rachel Coloff/Megan Lawrence/Hunter Foster
    14. Urinetown, musical play: Why Did I Listen to That Man? - Victor W. Hawks/Daniel Marcus/John Deyle/Jenni Thompson/Nancy Opel/Hunter Foster/Jeff McCarthy
    15. Urinetown, musical play: Tell Her I Love Her - Lawrence Street/Victor W. Hawks/Ken Jennings/Spencer Lemon Kayden/Rachel Coloff/Megan Lawrence/Hunter Foster
    16. Urinetown, musical play: We're Not Sorry - Victor W. Hawks/Spencer Lemon Kayden/Rachel Coloff/John Deyle/Nancy Opel/Hunter Foster/David Beach/Jeff McCarthy
    17. Urinetown, musical play: We're Not Sorry-Reprise - John Cullum (reprise)
    18. Urinetown, musical play: I See a River - Rick Crom/Victor W. Hawks/Spencer Lemon Kayden/Rachel Coloff/John Deyle/Nancy Opel/Hunter Foster/David Beach/Jeff McCarthy
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 63821

  • Credits
    ProducerJay David Saks
    EngineerTom Lazarus

    Music composed by Mark Hollman. Lyrics written by Greg Kotis.
    Principal cast includes: Jeff McCarthy (Officer Lockstock); Spencer Kayden (Little Sally); Nancy Opel (Penelope Pennywise); Hunter Foster (Bobby Strong); Jennifer Laura Thompson (Hope Cladwell); David Beach (Mr. McQueen); John Deyle (Senator Fipp); Ken Jennings (Old Man Strong, Hot Blades Harry); Rick Crom (Tiny Tom, Dr. Billeaux); Rachel Coloff (Soupy Sue, Cladwell's secretary); Megan Lawrence (Little Beck Two Shoes, Mrs. Millennium); Victor W. Hawks (Robbie The Stockfish, business man #1, Larence Street (Billy Boy Bill, business man #2); Kay Walbye (Josephine Strong, old woman); Daniel Marcus (Office Barrel); John Cullum (Caldwell B. Cladwell).
    Recorded at Edison Recording Studio, New York, New York on May 15, 2001. Includes liner notes by Greg Kotis.
    Personnel: Ken Jennings, Spencer Lemon Kayden, Kay Walbye, Nancy Opel, Hunter Foster, David Beach, Jeff McCarthy, John Cullum (vocals); Paul Garment (clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Benjamin Herrington (tenor trombone, euphonium).
    Audio Mixer: Ken Hahn.
    Liner Note Author: Greg Kotis.
    Recording information: Edison Recording Studio, New York, NY (05/15/2001).
    Director: Edward Strauss.
    Editor: Ken Hahn.
    Photographer: Joan Marcus.
    If your first reaction on hearing about a musical called Urinetown is that that's an awful title, don't worry, the authors are way ahead of you. Its awfulness is the point, and Urinetown is as much a musical about a musical as it is, well, a musical. The opening song, for example, is called "Too Much Exposition," and in it, Officer Lockstock (Jeff McCarthy), who acts as the narrator, explains "the central conceit of the show," which is that, in a mythical town suffering a drought, "everyone has to use public bathrooms" and pay high fees, a story line Little Sally (Spencer Kayden) describes as "bad subject matter." Urinetown might as well be called "Allegory-ville," you see, even though that wouldn't be as repulsive -- and therefore as provocative -- a title. Lyricist/librettist Greg Kotis clearly has spent a lot of time studying Bertolt Brecht, and composer/co-lyricist Mark Hollmann is a big fan of Kurt Weill, so that Urinetown's clear antecedents are shows like The Threepenny Opera and Weill/Brecht disciple Mark Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock. The story is about the evil rich and the hapless poor, and the authors draw equally from the Depression era of the 1930s and the nave idealism of the early '60s, casting several of their songs in the folk/gospel style of the freedom songs of the civil rights movement. But they also have absorbed a heavy dollop of the political cynicism of the late '60s; another obvious influence is Frank Zappa, especially in his own unproduceable anti-musical, Thing-Fish. But it's one thing to have all those influences, and it's another to write up to their level, which, amazingly, Kotis and Hollmann have done. Title, subject matter, and attitude aside, Urinetown is full of inventive melodies and clever lyrics, and they easily put over its smirking nihilism. ~ William Ruhlmann

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