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Eagle Rock Summer Musical Premieres This Week!


Under the stars on Thursday July 26th, Eagle Rock School will once again put on a summer musical production. Starting at 7:30, Eagle Rock School will perform the Tony Award-­‐winning musical, Urinetown. Directed by Ike Leslie, join fourteen students and our very own Head of School, Robert Burkhardt, for an evening filled with laughter, political satire, and discussion of sustainability. Admission to the show is free and open to the public. Because the students will be performing at our outdoor amphitheater, be sure to bring blankets, chairs, and layers to ensure your comfort. The show will begin at 7:30 and will have nightly performances July 26-28. For more information & directions, visit us at www.tinyurl.com/ERSmusical or call (970) 586-7498.

Satirizing politics, corporate corruption, legal systems, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, sustainability, and water conservation through the lens of a fictitious town, Urinetown is sure to provoke your thoughts while it parodies musicals such as The Cradle Will Rock and Les Miserables.

Plot synopsis: Attempting to regulate the consumption of water, the use of private toilets has been outlawed in Urinetown. If the citizens want to use the bathroom, they must use the public, pay­per-use toilets operated by Urine Good Company.

Urinetown won the following Tony Awards: Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Musical Score, Best Direction of a Musical. Urinetown was also nominated for the following Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Actor in a Musical (John Culum), Best Actress in a Musical (Nancy Opel), Best Actress in a Musical (Jennifer Laura Thompson), Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Spencer Kayden), Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations. The characters of Bobby Strong and Hope Cladwell were both included on New York Theatre Monthly’s list of “The 100 Greatest Roles in Musical Theatre.”

Eagle Rock, a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of the American Honda Education Corporation, a nonprofit subsidiary of the American Honda Motor Company, is both a school for high school age students and a professional development center for adults, particularly educators. The school is a year-round, residential, and full-scholarship school that enrolls young people ages 15-17 from around the United States in an innovative learning program with national recognition. The Professional Development Center works with educators from around the country who wish to study how to re-engage, retain and graduate students. The center provides consulting services at school sites and host educators who study and learn from EagleRockpractices. For more information please visit www.eaglerockschool.org and check us out on Twitter @eaglerockschool and on Facebook at facebook.com/EagleRockSchool.

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