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'Urinetown: The Musical' is flush with satire

'Urinetown: The Musical' is flush with satire

Audience members who managed to sit through the Howard Community College Arts Collective Production at the Smith Theatre last weekend without squirming in their seats (and even those that just couldn't help it) were privy to a delightful romp through musical satire that was everything its title promises.

"Urinetown: The Musical," with music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book and lyrics by Greg Kotis, is a show literally about "pee."

Provocative to its core, the show ridicules the legal system, commercialism and even other populist Broadway musicals while juxtaposing happy toe-tapping songs with a grim plot. But folks who haven't caught up with the...