2021 - 2022 Season

By Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis Music by Mark Hollman

Directed by Aubrey Snowden

April 7th - 11th, 2022

 

We begin at the poorest, filthiest urinal in town. Officer Lockstock, a policeman, enters and surveys the scene. He greets the audience. Penelope Pennywise and Bobby Strong enter, discussing the Old So-and-so who was recently carted off to Urinetown. Lockstock tells the audience that Urinetown, itself, is a mythical place that they won’t see until Act II, but Urinetown, the musical, is starting now. Little Sally enters and she and Lockstock discuss the dangers of too much exposition in a show. They then proceed to explain that there is a water shortage and public bathrooms have been replaced by private toilets. The fee to use these public bathrooms is controlled by a private company, the Urine Good Company, that keeps prices high. Since using the bushes is illegal, Little Sally counts her pennies in hopes of using the urinal (“Urinetown”).

 

Tickets on sale now!

Thursday, April 7th at 7:30 p.m. 

Friday, April 8th at 7:30 p.m. 

Saturday, April 9th at 7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, April 10th at 2 p.m. 

Sunday, April 10th at 7:30 p.m. 

Monday, April 11th at 5:30 p.m. 

 

 

 

Director

Aubrey Snowden is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Center for Dramatic Arts since 2018. Other KTC productions include, The Fairy Tale Lives of Russian Girls, The Wolves, and Mr. Burns, A Post Electric Play. She also directs for the MFA Acting Program at UNC and as a freelance regional director.

Lockstock/Fight Captain: Benjamin Tarlton
Benjamin Tarlton is thrilled to be making his KTC debut! Benjamin is a junior at UNC and has been performing locally in North Carolina since 2015, having appeared in such shows as Bare Theatre’s, “Henry VI: The Wars of the Roses”, as Edward, Seed Art Share’s, “The Miracle Worker”, as James Keller, Raleigh Little Theatre’s “Measure for Measure” as Lucio , and “Into The Woods” as Jack, with McGregor Hall. Benjamin is a certified Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors, having trained under Jeff A.R. Jones, and last semester he made his Playmakers debut in, “As You Like It”, as Charles the Wrestler.
Hope: Logan Kelly
Logan is currently a junior studying English and Music here at UNC. She graduated from Cardinal Gibbons Highschool in 2019. She has been in several shows, but a few of her favorites are: Into the Woods, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Hairspray, and Circle Mirror Transformation. Since then, she has been involved with Cadence Acapella, Company Carolina, Pauper Players, and Carolina Film Association at UNC. This summer, she will attend Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s 2022 Apprentice Program in Boston, MA. She would like to thank KTC for the wonderful opportunity to be a part of this wonderful experience with such an electric and loving cast. She would also like to extend her gratitude to her friends and family, as they are the ones who inspire her to pursue theater.
Hope: Elena Holder
Elena is so excited to be making her KTC debut in Urinetown! She is a freshman at UNC, majoring in music and psychology. She would like to thank her family and dorm mates for helping her prepare for this production.
Little Sally/Dance Captain: Hannah Whittington
Hannah is a senior majoring in English and Dramatic Art with a minor in Music. She has been involved with KTC as a performer and a publicist for the last three years, and is sad her time with KTC is coming to a close but couldn’t think of a better way to say goodbye than with this very fun and silly show! Previously with KTC Hannah has appeared in Trifles, Marisol, KinShip, and Anna K. Other UNC credits include The Belkin Tales, Horse Girls (LAB! Theatre Company), Mamma Mia!, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (UNC Pauper Players). She’d like to thank Aubrey for this opportunity, her KTC family for all the love, and Dave for all his support over the years (and for all the opening night cakes and toffee).
Little Sally: Carissa Wadsack-Stewart
Carissa Wadsack-Stewart is a sophomore majoring in psychology and dramatic art. Previous roles include the Cowardly Lion in “The Wizard of Oz,” Dotty Otley in “Noises Off,” Mrs. Peacock in “Clue,” and Marianne Dashwood in “Sense and Sensibility.” She is excited to be in her fourth production with KTC and wants to thank each person who has supported her through all her endeavors!
Pennywise: Katie Stevens 
Katie Stevens (Penelope Pennywise/UGC Staff/Rebel) is a sophomore Dramatic Arts and Communications double major with a Sustainability Studies minor. She was last seen on zoom in Pauper Players’ 35mm (Woman 2), and some favorite past productions include Legally Blonde the Musical (Elle Woods), Shrek the Musical (Fiona), and Chicago (Velma Kelly). She’s also a proud member of Tar Heel Voices acapella. Katie is beyond thrilled and honored to perform live theatre again (!!) with such a wonderful cast & crew. It’s a privilege.

Love to Mom, Dad, Gracie, and all my friends and family who support me as I make pee jokes on stage.
Pennywise: Mary-Callan Kelso
Bobby: Mark Davio
Mark is a super-senior who’s still waiting for his powers to kick in, majoring in Drama, and utterly jubilated to be in his first large-scale musical since the Before Times. A few of his favorite prior roles are Banquo in Company Carolina’s recent, drunken rendition of “MacBeth,” Eugene Florczyk/Teen Angel in “Grease,” and Ren McCormack in “Footloose,” both with the Temple Theatre Company. When he’s not acting, Mark enjoys playing the piano, learning languages, and discovering random, useless facts on the Internet. Mark would like to thank the entire cast and crew for being such lovely people, as well as his biggest supporters: his parents and baby sister. Don’t forget to tip your urinal custodians!
Cladwell: Wills Woodruff
Cladwell: Arjun Guidroz 
Arjun is a senior, majoring in Classics and about to attend graduate school for Urban Planning at UW in the fall. He is grateful and excited to perform in Urinetown, both his first and final show at UNC. He would like to thank everyone who has contributed, directly and indirectly, to make the show possible.
Barrel: Lucy Smithwick
Lucy is a sophomore at UNC who has stuck through with theatre as well as she can through COVID. This is her second show with KTC, but first musical at UNC. She is on the executive board of KTC and Company Carolina (both publicity and design), and has done many prod staff positions with Pauper Players (most notable being music director). She’s double majoring in theatre and journalism, and has no idea where that will take her, but is along for the ride. She can often be found knitting sweaters or worms on strings (and will gladly make you one) and making too many bad puns.
Tiny Tom: Cameron Davis
Cameron (Cam) Davis is a first-year student double majoring in Biochemistry and Classical Vocal Performance on a pre-medicine track. He wants to be a Laryngologist specializing in vocal disorders and injuries. He has been playing the violin since he was 11 and singing his whole life. He is part of the Tar Heel Voices, one of the acapella groups on campus. Although this is his first musical, he placed first in his room for musical theatre NATS (states), second in his room for classical NATS (states), and won first overall in Military Kid’s Got Talent.
Little Becky: Laney Dowell
Laney Dowell, 21, is a Junior at UNC Chapel Hill studying Vocal Performance and Psychology. She was last seen making balloon animals on stage as Marcy Park in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She wants to thank the cast and crew of Urinetown for their continued support, and she can’t wait for Little Becky to give you nightmares for the next week.
Fipp: Hunter Pierson
Hot Blades Harry: Dalia Marquez
Mr. McQueen: Ben Ketchum 
Ben is a junior from Jacksonville, Florida, majoring in both Dramatic Arts and Economics with a minor in the Writing for the Screen and Stage program. Ben was in KTC’s production of Anna K last semester and is super happy to be back working on Urinetown. Apart from theatre, he also works with the Carolina Film Association and UNC’s Student Television station. He can often be found around the CDA reciting comic book movie quotes and complaining about his Jacksonville Jaguars.
Ensemble members:
Julia Dow
Julia is a double major in Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies! She is also a member of Alpha Chi Omega, and an on-campus acapella group, Tar Heel Voices. Julia has been performing all her life and is super excited to share this show with all of you! It’s a GDTBATH!!!!
Lucy Hill
Olivia Kesler
Olivia Kesler is a sophomore Biology/Music major here at UNC. This is her first show with KTC and her first college show. In high school, she was in musicals such as Bright Star, Freaky Friday, Mary Poppins, and White Christmas, along with a few straight plays. She hopes you’ve brought enough money for your bathroom break and that you enjoy the show!
Ryan Merritt
Ryan Merritt is a senior biology major with minors in chemistry and music here at UNC. He is currently working as an undergraduate researcher in a biology lab and is a volunteer EMT serving Chapel Hill and wider Orange County. Ryan has been involved with musical performance most of his life, and enjoys the opportunity to share his love of music whenever he can. Ryan would like to thank his parents and friends for their support of his musical and academic endeavors here at UNC, as well as Tommy Bastable for getting him involved in this show, Urinetown. Ryan will be staying at Carolina to pursue a PhD in quantitative biology next year and looks forward to the opportunities that experience will bring.
Franklin Kennedy
Franklin Kennedy (Old Man Strong/Billy Boy Bill/UGC Executive) is thrilled to be in his first (performed) musical! Even though he is currently a Biology major, he is scratching his performing itch through this production and his a cappella group, Tar Heel Voices (whose spring concert is April 22!). He would like to especially thank the cast and crew of Urinetown for their dedication and support that have made this show what it is. Love to Mom, Dad, Claire, Catherine, and Toby.

Assistant Director: Allison Nicole Acuff

Music Director: Tommy Bastable 

Stage Manager: Jonathan Melton 

Assistant Stage Manager: Tiffany Melenzio 

Assistant Stage Manager: Kathryn Robinson 

Kathryn is a first year Communication and Neuroscience double major with a minor in Theatre Production. This is Kathryn’s second show with KTC, her first being “Anna K”. She has had a great time working on this fun show and would like to thank everyone in the cast and crew for the wonderful experience. She looks forward to doing more shows with KTC!

Choreographer: Saleemah Sharpe 

Fight Choreographer: Kira Cornell 

Kira is a first-year Dramatic Art and History double major, with a concentration in medieval studies. She is a certified actor combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors, and has attended two national workshops. This is her first choreo gig at UNC, but has assisted on other shows such as “The Pirate Show.” When not in the theatre you’ll find her roaming the local music scene!

Technical Director: Brock Burton 

Technical Director: Jordan Clodfelter 

Jordan Clodfelter is thrilled to be a part of her third production as the Technical Director for Kenan Theatre Company! She recently graduated from Meredith College with her BA in Theatre. Some of her most recent credits include KTC’s productions of kemps and Anna K, as well as serving as the assistant scenic painter for Temple Theater’s production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. She would love to give a shout out to her friends, family and Austin for all of their love and support, as well as her work study students for all of their hard work.

Producing Director: Dominique Neumann 

Dominique is a Dramatic Arts and Communication Studies who has always been active in theatre. She has recently become more interested in the production and directing aspects involved in theater, and more so film – an area in which she wishes to pursue after her college career. She dedicates her past, present and future work and achievements to her family and friends, especially her parents, whom never fail to support and encourage her.

Producing Director: Madeline Agner 

Costume Designer: Kim Rivera 

Kim Rivera is a sophomore working on her very first musical for costumes in college! She wants to thank Dave and the rest of the design team for being amazing! Enjoy the show!

Set Designer: Cori LaVergne 

Cori is a junior Dramatic Art and Anthropology double major and a Folklore minor. This is Cori’s third set design for Kenan Theatre Company, the first being “Indeed, Friend!” in 2020 and the second being “Anna K” in 2021. Cori is also the Scenic Painter for Kenan Theatre Company, and she absolutely loves being able to paint her own designs.

Lighting Designer: Bronwyn White

Bronwyn is a Sophomore Dramatic Art Major from Asheville, North Carolina who is interested in pursuing stage lighting after graduation and Urinetown is her second production with KTC. She would like to thank Elizabeth Redding, Maddie Anthony, Dave Navalinsky for their help in making her ideas come to life, Lara Madrid and Madelyn Honey for being awesome board and spotlight operators and the entire cast and crew for the hard work they have put into this show.

Sound Designer: Biz Hillenbrand

Biz is a junior at UNC majoring in Dramatic Arts and Advertising/Public Relations. Previous credits with KTC include Rachel in kemps, and she was also the costume designer for Anna K. This is Biz’s first time sound designing for KTC, and she would like to thank Rod Oden and David Navalinsky for teaching her how to use the very confusing sound board.

Master Electrician: Elizabeth Redding 

Assistant Master Electrician: Maddie Anthony

Maddie is a junior music major, education minor, and theatrical production minor. This is Maddie’s first time working with the lighting team at Kenan Music Theatre.

Props Master: Em Sallade 

Assistant Props Master: Xiuping Xiong

Light Board Operator: Lara Madrid 

Sound Board Operator: Caroline Carvahlo-Marques 

Sound Board Operator: Ian He 

Spot Light Operator: Madelyn Honey 

Pit Musicians: 

Trombone: Patrick DeLoach

Euphonium: Andrew Kuntz

Soprano/Alto Saxophone: Nita Prabhu

Nita is a junior undergraduate student in the biomedical engineering program. She has been playing the saxophone for 10 years and has been a member of the UNC Wind Ensemble since 2019. She performed in the pit ensemble for Beauty and the Beast during her senior year of high school and is so excited to have the opportunity to participate in a musical again in college!

Clarinet: Coco Chang 

Coco, M.S. in Biostatistics, played the clarinet in UNC Wind Ensemble and performed a piano concerto in one concert during her Freshman year. She enjoys playing music and is thrilled to present the musical with the band and cast.

Bass Clarinet: Maddie Anthony 

Maddie has been playing bass clarinet for 8 years and has played for musicals such as A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Seusical, and Little Shop of Horrors. This is her first performance with Kenan Theatre Company.

Percussion: Daniel Asanoy 

Synthesizer: Elizabeth Bastable