Recent News

« Back to News

Apr 23, 2017 |

“Urinetown”

Tickets are now on sale for the Northwest Academy’s staging of “Urinetown”! Purchase them here.

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critic’s Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and two Obie Awards, “Urinetown” is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics, and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America’s greatest art forms.

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a two decade long drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. Citizens are forced to make use of public amenities, regulated by a single, malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he’s had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the notion of what a musical could be, “Urinetown” catapults the “comedic romp” into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.

Dates: May 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 @ 7pm
May 7 @ 2pm.

Ticket Prices:
$15 – Adults
$7 – Students
$5 – Thespians
$5 – Faculty/Staff


  • a partnership of academics and the arts

    Northwest Academy is committed to inspiring students to discover their intellectual and artistic voices in a creative and supportive atmosphere fueled by curiosity and constructive challenge.

    a partnership of academics and the arts
  • Class Retreats

    Each grade level goes on its own unique retreat that relates to the curriculum.

    Class Retreats
    8th grade science retreat at Mt St. Helens.
  • Downtown Portland is our extended classroom

    Students utilize the Central Library, Portland State University, and nearby museums and performing arts centers.

    Downtown Portland is our extended classroom
  • You Are More Than Just a Test Score or a Grade Point Average.

    Our admissions process is designed to help us get to know each student through a classroom visit, the student’s written work, and entrance exams written and evaluated by our teachers.

    You Are More Than Just a Test Score or a Grade Point Average.