The University of Oklahoma Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre and University Theatre present Avenue Q. The production opens Friday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. in the Rupel J. Jones Theatre, 563 Elm Ave, Norman. Additional performances are offered at 8 p.m. Nov. 3, 4, 8, 9 and two matinees Nov. 4 and 11. Rated R.
Winner of the 2004 TONY® “TRIPLE CROWN” for BEST MUSICAL, BEST SCORE and BEST BOOK Avenue Q is a randy, raunchy and non-PC laugh-out-loud musical that tells the story of a recent college grad named Princeton and other colorful friends that help him finally discover his purpose in life! Music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, book by Jeff Whitty, and based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart.
The cast consists of Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre students Aaron Boudreaux, Jamie Butemeyer, Ethan Kahn, Brooke Lacy, Dorcas Leung, Sean McGee, Courtney Nevin, Ethan Spell, Alie Walsh and Kyra Wharton. The Avenue Q community includes The Bad Idea Bears, Brian, Christmas Eve, Gary Coleman, Kate Monster, Lucy T. Slut, Rod, Nicky, Princeton, Mrs. Thistletwat and Trekkie Monster.
The production staff includes: Shawn Churchman, Director and Choreographer, Harold Mortimer, Musical Director, Cullen R. Titmas, Puppet Consultant, Stephen Oremus, Orchestrations and Arrangements, Hana Goff, Scenic Designer, Paul Kim, Costume Designer, Leahe Knott, Lighting Designer, Bryce Tucker and Caitlin Cadieux, Graphic Designers, Madeleine Borg, Stage Manager, Scott Henkel, Technical Director, Kasey Allee-Foreman, Production Manager, Paul Christman, Artistic Director and Rich Taylor, Executive Producer.
Disclaimer: Adults love AVENUE Q, however, it may not be appropriate for younger children because AVENUE Q addresses issues like sex, drinking, and surfing the web for porn. It’s hard to say what exact age is right to see AVENUE Q – parents should use their discretion based on the maturity level of their children. Rated R, Restricted – children under the age of 17 require accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Tickets are: $30 adult, $25 for senior/OU faculty and staff/military, $15 student with school ID. For tickets call or visit the OU Fine Arts box office at (405) 325-4101. The office is located at 500 W. Boyd Street in the Catlett Music Center. Hours are 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. For accommodations on the basis of disability call (405) 325-4101, or visit www.ou.edu/eoo.