Environment central to ‘Urinetown’

The musical emphasizes the lack of social justice in a fictitious world where water is a diminishing resource.
Wednesday, May 2, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 5:21 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

In “Urinetown, the Musical,” which plays for three more nights at Stephens College’s Macklanburg Playhouse, political issues take center stage for many of the audience members. Questions of environmental responsibility interlace with upbeat musical numbers and pithy jokes about necessary bodily functions.