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Theater review

'Urinetown' trying a tad too hard; Doyle, McHatton shine

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COHOES — Sometimes a show comes along whose parts are greater than the sum, and — for my money — such is the case with “Urinetown.” At intermission I heard someone say, “It’s very different”; her way, perhaps, of observing, “It isn’t ‘Oklahoma!’ or even ‘Rent’ but we’ll see how it pans out after intermission.” Well, though it doesn’t completely pan out, there are enough satisfactions in director/choreographer Jim Charles’ fast-paced treatment of the script ...


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