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Urinetown the Musical

Date & Time

Thursday, April 11, 2024, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.




Walter K. Gordon Theater, Fine Arts Building


Visual, Media and Performing Arts Department

Urinetown Theater Production

Rutgers–Camden Theater concludes its season this spring with the award-winning, Urinetown the Musical, which runs for two weekends, April 11-14 and April 18-21, Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. There will be a special early matinee performance on Friday, April 12 at 10:00 am. 

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown was a major Broadway hit with music by Mark Hollman, lyrics by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis, and book by Greg Kotis. It is a musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, environmental collapse, privatization of natural resources, bureaucracy, municipal politics, and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America's greatest art forms.

The show’s director, Shamus, who also serves as Producing Artistic Director for Philadelphia's Shakespeare in Clark Park, has this to say about the show: “As relevant as it is hilarious, Urinetown is a biting satire of capitalism, systemic corruption, and the age of billionaires. It's a true delight to be exploring this uproarious and compelling musical comedy with the next generation of artists and activists at Rutgers–Camden. Through a fusion of themes encompassing the climate crisis, the wealth gap, and police brutality combined with toe-tapping dance numbers, vaudeville spectacle, and golden toilets, Urinetown epitomizes dark comedy at its pinnacle. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll definitely want to hit the bathroom before it starts."

The cast of 18 Rutgers students includes Cory Yhap of Griggstown, Taylor Eccles of Colonia, Andrew Merkle of Blairstown, Vivianna Aviles of Woodlyne, Nallely Pineda Turcios of Brooklyn, New York, Ethan Santi of Bellmawr, and from Camden, Nayeli DeJesus. 

Tickets are available at the Impact Booth in the Campus Center, at the box office one hour prior to performances, and online.


  • Camden Resident: $5.00
  • General Admission: $15.00
  • RU Alumni & Senior: $10.00
  • Non-Rutgers Student: $8.00
  • RU Faculty/Staff: $10.00

Department of Visual, Media, and Performing Arts at Rutgers University–Camden

The Department of Visual, Media, and Performing Arts at Rutgers University–Camden is a dynamic interdisciplinary academic unit focused on artistic, scholarly, and professional development. Our mission is to encourage our students to use multiple perspectives and creative practices to acquire both the skills and concepts necessary to make a meaningful impact. Through experiential learning, our students become active participants in the current artistic conversation. As a research university, we offer undergraduate programs in Visual Arts, Art History, Music, Theater, and Filmmaking. Our intimate campus provides a personal, tailored education that emphasizes community engagement and industry practices.