Podcast with URINETOWN Director ELANA BOULOS

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Podcast with URINETOWN Director ELANA BOULOS from SHOWBIZ CHICAGO on Vimeo.

Director ELANA BOULOS discusses the relevance and history of the musical URINETOWN which is being produced by Awkward Pause Theatre. URINETOWN runs August 7 – 17, 2014 at the Flat Iron Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee St., Chicago. For more information visit AwkwardPauseTheatre.com

APT URINETOWN Poster FINAL  JPEGAwkward Pause is thrilled to announce that it will produce URINETOWN, the musical (book and lyrics by Greg Kotis, music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann), directed by Elana Boulos with music direction by Evan Swanson. Awkward Pause will mount URINETOWN at The Flat Iron Building in August of 2014. URINETOWN will be Ms. Boulos’s directorial debut in Chicago.

URINETOWN is “a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold… The citizens must use public amenities,regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he’s had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!”

Awkward Pause has established a reputation for tackling musicals with off-beat heroes, and allowing the characters to truthfully tell their story while still embracing the “magic” of musical theatre. Ms. Boulos plans to illuminate the correlation between the satirical world of URINETOWN and the current lives of millennials in Chicago. Awkward Pause has assembled a dynamic creative team including

unnamedElana Boulos (Casting Director/Company Member at Jackalope Theatre; Former Casting Associateat Two Birds Casting) as director, Evan Swanson as music director, Andrew Jessop (Director, Autobahn, Awkward Pause Theatre) as set/technical designer, Marie Mohrbacher as choreographer, Preston Reynolds (Bearclaw, Area IV Theater; Autobahn, Awkward Pause Theatre) as sound designer, Delia Ridenour as costume designer, Jennifer Betancourt (Company Member Awkward Pause Theatre) as props designer, Danielle Whaley (Stage/Production/Company Manager – Chicago Tap Theatre) as stage manager, Michelle Maurer as assistant director, and Erin O’Shea (Artist Director and Company Member Awkward Pause Theatre) as production manager. The cast consists of Neala Barron, Josh Bartlett, Clint Boylan, Sabrina Conti, Johnny Cook, Sadie Rose Glaspey, Luke Michael Grimes, Mike Hamilton, Hillary Horvath, Jay Mast, David Mitchell, Kiley Moore, and Tanner Munson, with Kelly Krauter as Hope Cladwell and Brandon Ruiter as Bobby Strong.

Awkward Pause has established a reputation for tackling musicals with off-beat heroes, and allowing the characters to truthfully tell their story while still embracing the “magic” of musical theatre. Ms. Boulos plans to illuminate the correlation between the satirical world of URINETOWN and the current lives of millennials in Chicago.

Awkward Pause has assembled a dynamic creative team including Elana Boulos (CastingDirector/Company Member at Jackalope Theatre; Former Casting Associate at Two Birds Casting) as director, Evan Swanson as music director, Andrew Jessop (Director, Autobahn, Awkward Pause Theatre) as set/technical designer, Marie Mohrbacher as choreographer, Preston Reynolds (Bearclaw, Area IV Theater; Autobahn, Awkward Pause Theatre) as sound designer, Delia Ridenour as costume designer, Jennifer Betancourt (Company Member Awkward Pause Theatre) as props designer, Danielle Whaley (Stage/Production/Company Manager – Chicago Tap Theatre) as stage manager, Michelle Maurer as assistant director, and Erin O’Shea (Artist Director and Company Member Awkward Pause Theatre) as production manager.

Urinetown Rehearsal Photo 2The cast consists of Neala Barron, Josh Bartlett, Clint Boylan, Sabrina Conti, Johnny Cook, Sadie Rose Glaspey, Luke Michael Grimes, Mike Hamilton, Hillary Horvath, Jay Mast, David Mitchell, Kiley Moore, and Tanner Munson, with Kelly Krauter as Hope Cladwell and Brandon Ruiter as Bobby Strong.

About Awkward Pause Theatre

Awkward Pause Theatre’s mission is to find honesty in “the awkward.” Additionally, Awkward Pause strives to put on quality works for the community, while providing a welcoming environment for new artists.

URINETOWN opens at The Flat Iron Building (1579 N. Milwaukee Ave, Room #300, Chicago, IL) on August 7th and will run Thursday through Sunday until August 17th. Please view either
www.awkwardpausetheatre.com orwww.apturinetown.brownpapertickets.com for exact performance dates and times. Tickets are $20.

URINETOWN is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)