‘Urinetown: The Musical’ in Glenwood
The Defiance Community Players in Glenwood Springs are taking on the bitingly funny musical “Urinetown” this month.
“Urinetown: The Musical” has been a national sensation since its Broadway debut in 2001, winning three Tony Awards and being produced across the country. The play uses witty song and dance numbers to skewer government, politics, Broadway itself and everything in between with ironic panache.
It follows urinal custodian Bobby Strong through a drought-dried world where a water shortage has forced the end of private bathrooms, in favor of corporate-run public ones. There are harsh penalties for not paying to pee (like being sent to Urinetown).
The Defiance production is directed by Tom Cochran and choreographed by Hennetta Howell. It runs at 7 p.m. on Nov. 9-10 and 16-17, with 2 p.m. matinees on Nov. 11 and 18. All performances are at Glenwood Springs High School’s Jeannie Miller Theatre. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. Credit card sales are open at 970-366-9397
Wiley Maple ‘Deep Winter’ Benefit
Local ski racer Wiley Maple is on the cusp of skiing greatness, and needs some help from his friends and neighbors in Aspen.
He’s currently on the U.S. Ski Team World Cup B team, traveling the world and chasing his downhill racing dreams. Unfortunately, the U.S. Ski Team doesn’t provide funding for the B team anymore, and Maple has to pay $22,000 for training and travel costs for the winter and pay for his own off-season expenses and medical bills.
On Friday, at the Wheeler Opera House, Mike Marolt and Montezuma Basin Productions are screening the ski movie “Deep Winter” and hosting a silent auction to benefit Maple.
A similar fundraiser helped Maple fund most of his season last year.
The silent auction starts at 6:30 and the movie begins at 7:30. Tickets are $15 and are available at aspenshowtix.com or 970-920-5770