WC Theatre to present Avenue Q

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WILMINGTON — Wilmington College is presenting the Tony “Triple Crown” Award-winning musical, Avenue Q, Nov. 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Hugh G. Heiland Theatre.

The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York City 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.

This show is highly recommended for mature audiences.

Together, Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere.

Although the R-rated show addresses humorous adult issues and is not recommended for children, it is an adult version of the beloved children’s show in which puppets are friends, monsters are good and life lessons are learned.

Avenue Q swept the Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book and has been described as “part flesh, part felt and packed with heart.”

Avenue Q is based on the book by Jeff Whitty as developed by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, who also wrote the music and lyrics.

Wynn Alexander is directing with Lois Hock handling set design, Becky Haines the light and sound, and Timothy Larrick, musical direction.

The cast features: Joshua Woodward as Princeton, Jessica Fair as Kate Monster, Andy Haag and Layne Frederick as Nicky, Andrew Hall as Rod, Nick Hutson and Jalen Douglas as Trekkie Monster, Sam Zimmerman as Brian, Keni Brown as Christmas Eve, Kelly Angevine as Gary Coleman, Lexi Mahaffa as Lucy, Shelby Dodds as Bear I, Kendra Nelson as Bear II, Nina Roberts as Mrs. Thistletwat, Brittany Barnett as Ricky, Kyla Cummins-Santiago as Newcomer and Dodds, Nelson, Roberts, Barnett, Cummins-Santiago and Mahaffa as the boxes.

Ticket prices have increased this year to $15 for adults and $8 for non-WC students.

Reservations can be made by visiting the Theatre Box Office in Boyd Cultural Arts Center or calling 937-481-2267 weekdays, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.


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