This Broadway musical for adults has been making waves in the lower mainland, especially after its main stage run at the Arts Club Theatre, Granville Island stage last summer. Now find out what all the hoopla is about. The winner of two Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards hits the boards at Evergreen, October 28 – November 1, 2014 at 8pm, plus a 4pm matinee on Saturday.
Irreverently witty and outright uproarious, Avenue Q is the musical story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college graduate who arrives in New York City looking for love, a job, and his purpose in life. The only neighbourhood he can afford is the multicultural Avenue Q, where Sesame Street-esque puppets rub shoulders with humans. Part felt, part flesh, Avenue Q is packed with songs that are surprisingly poignant and only occasionally PC.
“The music is playful, the lyrics are outrageous, the script is hilarious, and the characters are delightful. Underneath its colourful fur, a big, boisterous heart beats. Avenue Q is the perfect musical comedy… unless you are under 14 years of age,” said Director Peter Jorgensen. “I’m thrilled to be taking our hit production on tour to entertain even more audiences.”
Audience members in Coquitlam will have a chance to meet Jorgensen at the pre-show chat on Tuesday, October 28 at 7:15pm. It’s a great opportunity to get a behind-the-scene viewpoint of the production. Also, on Thursday, October 30 audience members are encouraged to stay after the show for an intimate talk-back with the cast.
Avenue Q stars the talented actors (and puppeteers) Jeny Cassady, Jeremy Crittenden, Kayla Dunbar, Nick Fontaine, Evangelia Kambites, Andy Toth, and Selina Wong. Director Peter Jorgensen, Musical Director Sean Bayntun, Musicians John Bews (Bass), Niko Friesen (Drums), David Sikula (Guitar). Set Designer Marshall McMahen, Costumes Jessica Bayntun and Lighting Alan Brodie. Tour Lighting is by Ted Roberts, Original Sound Design Andrew Tugwell, Video Design Michael Sider and Stage Management Louis-Marie Bournival.
Tickets to Avenue Q are $45/$35/$20 and available online at www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca and through the Box Office 604-927-6555. Note: Act fast! Some shows are nearly sold out!