Avenue Q: The Musical

Dates: 08/04/2017 - 08/20/2017 Dates: 08/04/2017 - 08/20/2017

 Avenue Q: The Musical
by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez
Directed by Jan Rominger and John Propster
August 4-20

Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. This adults-only, uproariously funny puppet-packed musical will make Theatrikos audiences blush for three weekends at the Doris Harper-White Community Playhouse August 4-20.

The laugh-out-loud musical tells the story of a recent college graduate named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Book by Jeff Whitty, music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, and directed by theater veterans John Propster and Jan Rominger, this show is filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score—not to mention puppets—Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has become an audience favorite.

This production deals with adult content and puppet sex and is intended for mature audiences.

“Puppets make it safe to laugh at inappropriate subject matter that one cannot laugh at publicly,” Propster said. “That’s very current in today’s political climate.”

Rominger calls the show one of her all-time favorites. “The quirky humor and now-iconic music will leave audiences still singing along when they return to work on Monday,” she said.

The cast of 14 includes Madison Butler, Nick Dietz, Chrissy Doba, Weston Duhamel, Frank Furtado, Kelsey Hontz, Sarah Kelley, Brock LaPlume, Joe Maniglia, Zachary Mauck, Stephen Root, Esther Smith, Abigail Stokley, and Dennis Verret.

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. Sundays Aug. 4-20. Individual tickets for all performances are $26 plus applicable fees. The Aug. 4 opening performance includes a post-show reception with the cast. A special “First Friday” pre-show reception on Aug. 4 will feature free refreshments and artwork in the lobby.

Tickets can be purchased online at Theatrikos.com; by calling (928) 774-1662; or by visiting the theater’s box office, which is open from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and two hours prior to each performance.

2 Responses to “Avenue Q: The Musical”

  1. Madison Butler March 13, 2017 at 12:31 pm #

    I am so interested in auditioning for Avenue Q this summer! What days will the auditions be? I would love to prepare something!

    • Linda March 14, 2017 at 2:53 pm #

      I am so glad that you are excited about Avenue Q. The audition dates have not been determined yet but as soon as we get the dates from the directors, they will be posted on the web site. They will be under the heading: Get Involved: Auditions I am guessing that they will be sometime during the week of June 5, but please check back or call 928-774-1662.

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