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Stagelighters to present 'Urinetown' at SCHS

The South Carroll High School Stagelighters will present the Broadway show "Urinetown" at the school at 7 p.m. April 24 to 26, 7 p.m. May 2 and 3, and 2 p.m. May 3.

"One of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, 'Urinetown' is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold," according to the Stagelighters' website. "In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. 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."


"'Urinetown' is a show that focuses on basic human rights and uses satire to get the audience's attention," said director Marcia Franklin. "It's a really funny, clever show. It's not done very often in the area, so it would be a wonderful opportunity to see this new and exciting show."

According to Franklin, the award-winning show, written by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis, satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement and municipal politics - with a little innocent potty humor added for good measure.


Although the title of the play is meant to grab your attention, the show itself is rated PG and serves as a valuable teaching tool, Franklin said.

The show boasts 40 cast members, 15 crew members and 10 musicians in the orchestra. The lead roles are being played by Hannah Miller, Austin Shields, Shannon Driskell, Federico Alvarado and Addison Hillman.

"This show has been one of the best experiences of my high school career. Not only is it hilariously funny and super fun to perform, but it sends great messages about greed, corruption, justice and hope," said Hannah Miller, a student representative for the Stagelighters as well as a cast member.

Tickets for the show are $10 each and $8 for students in advance or $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at

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For the performances on April 25 and May 2, those bringing an unopened four-pack of toilet paper for donation to local food pantries will receive a voucher to purchase a ticket for $5.

South Carroll High School is at 1320 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield.


For more information, call Caitlin Adolph at 410-751-3575.

Easter egg hunt

The Woodbine Recreation Council will have its annual Easter egg hunt Saturday at Salt Box Ball Park, Gillis Falls Road, Woodbine.

The event will begin promptly at 1 p.m. If you show up a few minutes early, you can enjoy the strolling magician.

The hunt is for children age 10 and younger. Kids should bring their own baskets in which to collect eggs.

This free event will take place rain or shine.

For more information, call Shawn Franklin at 410-795-7275.

Money bingo

The Mount Airy fire company will be holding a money bingo April 25 at the activities building.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door, if available, and include 20 regular games, five early bird games, four special games and one jackpot. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. and bingo begins at 7 p.m.

The dinner includes fried chicken, ham, parsley potatoes, baked apples and an assortment of drinks. Desserts and snacks will be available at an additional charge.

For more information or to obtain tickets, contact Kevin Costin at 301-829-0100 ext. 323 or

The activities building is at 1008 Twin Arch Road, Mount Airy.

Spaghetti dinner

The Lisbon fire company will have an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The menu will include your choice of meat or marinara sauce, bread, salad and an assortment of beverages.

The cost for adults and carryout is $7, and for children younger than 12, $4.

The fire company is at 1330 Woodbine Road, Lisbon.

For more information, contact the station at 410-489-4646.