Proceeds From ‘Urinetown’ Premiere to be Donated to Red Cross for Tornado Relief

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Nov. 20, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College and the Orpheum Theatre have partnered to donate all ticket sales from the premiere of the College’s musical production of “Urinetown” at 7:30 p.m. Friday to the American Red Cross for relief efforts from Sunday’s tornadoes in the Peoria area.
 

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students. Admission is free for Sandburg students who present their College ID. Tickets are available through the Orpheum Theatre box office at 250 E. Main St. from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., by phone at 309.342.2299 or online at tickets.theorpheum.org.
 

“Urinetown” is a satire about a town where water is scarce and it’s a paid privilege to use the facilities. Written by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis, the musical is an examination of the relationship between government, big business, the working poor and the human spirit. The show won Tony Awards in 2002 for Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score and Best Direction of a Musical. Performances also will take place at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
 

Friday’s performance is one of several events this week by the College to assist in relief from Sunday’s storms. The College has organized a drive for students, faculty and staff to donate items throughout the week, and the general public also is welcome to donate items such as nonperishable food, pet supplies, bleach, bottled water and toiletries. Donation boxes are set up at the Building D information desk; Student Center information desk; Fitness Center; library; the entrance to Buildings B and C; and the Annex in downtown Galesburg. Also, anyone who donated supplies at Monday’s women’s basketball game or Tuesday’s men’s basketball game was admitted for free.
 

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“Urinetown” cast members,

“Urinetown” cast members, clockwise from top center: Blas Nache, Jordan Henley, Erin Glasnovich, Lily Blouin, Tim Holmes and Bryan Taylor. Carl Sandburg College and the Orpheum Theatre have partnered to donate ticket sales from Friday’s premiere of the show to the American Red Cross for relief efforts from Sunday’s tornadoes in the Peoria area.