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Meet the cast of Theatre Wesleyan's 'Urinetown: The Musical,' part two

04.05.2017 | By: Texas Wesleyan University
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Meet the cast of Theatre Wesleyan's final production of the 2016-17 season, URINETOWN - The Musical. The show opens April 20, for one weekend only, at the Thad Smotherman Theatre

Tickets are now available at the Theatre Wesleyan website. For the full performance schedule and box office information, please click here.

To buy tickets, call 817-531-4211 or visit the online box office. Through the Student Theatrical Experience Fund (STEF), all Texas Wesleyan students can go to the show for free by using the code 'SGA' or 'STEF.' Take advantage of your opportunity for a little free entertainment and support your fellow Rams.

Emily Gordon (Ensemble) is a junior liberal arts major.  She was previously seen onstage in Theatre Wesleyan’s production of Rent (Ensemble). Local credits include The Column Awards and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Artisan Center Theatre). Emily is a recipient of the Dean’s List Award. 

Tobin Griffin (Old Man Strong/Co-Technical Director) is a sophomore theater major. His previous Theatre Wesleyan technical credits include Stop Kiss (Sound Design), VSMS and When The Rain Stops Falling (Scenic Design), Clue: The Musical (Properties Design), The 39 Steps (Assistant Technical Director), and The School For Scandal (Assistant Scenic Design); onstage credits include Telling Tales and Metamorphoses. Tobin is a member of Alpha Psi Omega. He is a recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship, The Francis Nichols Endowment, Dean’s List Award, and a Theatre Wesleyan scholarship. 

Tyler Guse (Senator Fipp) is a senior theater major. His previous Theatre Wesleyan technical credits include Stop Kiss (Publicity and Graphic Design), When The Rain Stops Falling (Costume Design), The 39 Steps (Costume Design), The Survivor (Assistant Costume Design), The Heiress (Assistant Stage Management), stage management for VSMS, Fuddy Meers, and Metamorphoses; onstage credits include The School For Scandal (Crabtree), The Drowsy Chaperone (Ensemble), and Rent (Angel). Tyler is President of Alpha Psi Omega and is a member of Golden Ram Tour Guides and Guardians of the Golden Shears. He is the recipient of the Dean’s List Award, the Cecil Cole Memorial Award, the Wesleyan Encore Scholarship, and the Alpha Psi Omega Award for Academic Achievement. 

Malik Offor (Ensemble) is a freshman theater major; this is his mainstage Theatre Wesleyan debut. His previous Theatre Wesleyan technical credits include assistant stage manager for VSMS, stage crew for Stop Kiss and an usher for When The Rain Stops Falling. His previous technical credits include Next Fall (Head Costumer), The Century Project (Co-Writer and Various Characters). Malik is a recipient of the Rams Scholarship and a Theatre Wesleyan Scholarship. 

Kimberly Owen (Little Sally) is a sophomore theater major.  Her previous onstage Theatre Wesleyan credits include VSMS (Sonia), Stop Kiss (Callie u/s), When The Rain Stops Falling (Elizabeth Law – Younger), The School For Scandal (Lady Teazle) and Telling Tales (Woman), and technical credits include Stop Kiss (Properties Design), Metamorphoses (Assistant Stage Manager), The 39 Steps (Dramaturg), and Clue: The Musical (Stage Manager). Kim is a member of Alpha Psi Omega and a recipient of the Alpha Psi Omega Award for Outstanding Newcomer. 

Alli Perez (Little Becky Two Shoes) is a junior music major; this is her mainstage Theatre Wesleyan debut. She was recently seen onstage in Kids Who Care’s production of The Little Mermaid. Alli serves as a Resident Assistant for Stella Russell Hall, Vice President Ritual of the Beta Kappa Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, and is a member of Wesleyan Women’s Chorus, Wesleyan Chamber Singers, Wesleyan Chorale, and Texas Wesleyan Cheer. She is a recipient of the Marjorie Murphy Scholarship. 

Michelle Phillips (Penelope Pennywise) is a junior theater major. Her previous Theatre Wesleyan technical credits include VSMS (Box Office Manager), Stop Kiss (Publicity and Graphic Design Mentor/Box Office Manager) and When The Rain Stops Falling (Assistant Director/Publicity and Graphic Design); onstage credits include Rent (Joanne), Metamorphoses (Narrator), and Clue: The Musical (Mrs. Peacock). Local credits include Oliver! The Musical (Widow Corney), Shrek: The Musical (Fairy Godmother), Unnecessary Farce (Assistant Director/Stage Manager), and Ebenezer Scrooge (Ghost of Christmas Past/Laundress). Michelle is a member of Alpha Psi Omega and is a recipient of the Alpha Psi Omega Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for Rent. 

About the Show

URINETOWN is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theater itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, URINETOWN provides a fresh perspective of one of America's greatest art forms.

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!

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