Thursday, February 08, 2007

Urologists go to Town for Urinetown.

Last week the St. Paul Conservatory, a private fine arts high-school, performed a free production of "Urinetown-The Musical." Don't let the rather descriptive name fool you, this play is appropriate for most and is incredibly funny. That's why, as I was looking through some news sites, this headline caught my eye, "Urologists Throw 'Urinetown' Potty Party."

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The opening-night party for "Urinetown- The Musical" will take on a urological cast in Omaha. Decorative yellow and white flowers will be arrayed in bedpans. Dessert- something yellow- will be served in specimen cups.

It's what you might expect from the show's sponsor, The Urology Center of Omaha.

The 2002 Tony-award winning Broadway musical opens Friday night at the Omaha Community Playhouse. Among the show's song titles: "It's a Privilege to Pee."

The show is about how a terrible drought makes private toilets unthinkable, so such private activities must be done - for a price - in public amenities controlled by a private corporation, Urine Good Co.

The theater approached the doctors about sponsoring the local amateur production.

Said Dr. Mike Kroeger of the Urology Center: "We thought it would be fun for our staff and would let people know we have a sense of humor."

If you're in Omaha I highly suggest you go see this play.


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