Conservatory Theatre Company Presents hilarious, irreverent Tony Award-winning musical, ‘Urinetown’

Point Park University’s Conservatory Theatre Company presents Urinetown, the wildly original Tony Award-winning musical satire about greed, corruption, love, and revolution.

Directed and choreographed by Zeva Barzell, Urinetown opens Tuesday, Dec. 9 and runs through Sunday, Dec. 14 in the Rauh Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave. Performances will be 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $18 to $20 and can be purchased by calling the Pittsburgh Playhouse box office at 412.392.8000, or at www.pittsburghplayhouse.com.  

Urinetown, with music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis, tells of a time when, with the Earth’s water supply tragically diminished, a government ban on private toilets has sprung forth an evil corporate empire that charges admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Praised by critics for being one of the freshest shows to hit Broadway, Urinetown won three Tony Awards, as well as two Lucille Lortel and Obie awards.

The Conservatory Theatre Company production features scenic design by Britton Mauk, costumes by Kelsey Bower, lighting by Cat Wilson, and sound design by Steve Shapiro. Camille Villalpando Rolla is music director. Kiersten Fallow is stage manager.

Director and choreographer Zeva Barzell has trained in London and New York City where she resided for many years. Professional acting credits include Off- and Off-Off-Broadway, where, among other roles, she originated the Great Lady in Robert Patrick’s Orpheus and Amerika, as well as performing in regional theater, summer stock, dinner theater, daytime television, industrials, and national voice over work. Credits include Sweeney Todd (Mrs. Lovett), Broadway (Lillian Rice), My Three Angels (Madame Parole), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania), Annie Get Your Gun (Annie), Hello, Dolly! (Dolly), and Angels in America (Hannah). National directing and choreography credits include I Heard It at the Movies, Just Jerry, Once Upon a Mattress, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (revival), Bye Bye Birdie, Hello, Dolly!, Red Hot and Cole, Peter Pan, Godspell, Pride and Prejudice, Dracula, Disney Days and No U Turns? Most recently, she directed the Point Park University Playhouse Jr. production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.