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Auditions for DLHS fall musical open Sept. 2

Detroit Lakes Public Schools is pleased to announce that auditions for its 2014 fall musical, “You’re In Town (Urinetown),” will open Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Winner of three 2002 Tonys, “You’re In Town (Urinetown),” a comedy musical that satirizes musical comedies, is a tale of love, greed and revolution.

As a result of a terrible water shortage, private toilet facilities are unthinkable and all restroom activities are handled through a private corporation.

People are forced to pay to use the facilities; of course, people rebel against this oppression.

Enter our hero, Bobby Strong, a poor restroom attendant, who proceeds to fall in love with the rich daughter of the corporation’s CEO and who leads the poor in rebellion.

Songs range from the romantic “Follow Your Heart” to the rousing gospel “Run, Freedom, Run.”

“You’re In Town (Urinetown)” is a sharp-witted riot of a show that will have the audience clapping for the underdogs, booing the tyrants and cheering for love and hope.

Auditions will begin Tuesday, Sept. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Detroit Lakes Middle School; and from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at Detroit Lakes High School.

There will be double sessions on both Thursday, Sept. 4 and Friday, Sept. 5, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at thie high school and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the middle school.

Auditions are open to students in grades 8 through 12.

Full schedules including dance practices and audition materials are available in the DLHS commons.

Performance dates are Oct. 30 and Nov. 1, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m., with a 3 p.m. matinee on Nov. 2.

All performances will take place at the George Simson Auditorium inside Detroit Lakes Middle School.