Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty
Based on an original concept by
Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Fondren Theatre Workshop will present AVENUE Q, the smash-hit Tony award winner for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book. Smart, hilarious, risque, and full of heart, it's an explosion of upbeat energy, music, and puppets--but definitely for grown-ups! Performances will be at the Actors Playhouse theatre facility, 121 Paul Truitt Lane, Pearl, MS. Tickets will be $15.00-$20.00, and will be available after July 5th at www.ftwavenueq.brownpapertickets.com. Showtimes are:
Friday, July 22, 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 23, 2:00 pm **AND** 7:30 pm
Sunday July 24, 7:30 pm
Thursday, July 28, 7:30 pm
Friday, July 29, 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 30, 2:00 pm **AND** 7:30 pm
Written by co-creators Robert Lopez (co-composer for Disney's "Frozen") and Jeff Marx, the play can be described as a Sesame Street*-meets-South Park experience. The neighbors are nice on Avenue Q, the only address you can afford when you're fresh out of college, out of a job, or just trying to find your way in life. Princeton, Gary Coleman (yes, that one!), Christmas Eve and their new-found friends (played by talented actors and puppets), valiantly seek jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life. This upbeat musical is definitely for grown-ups, and tackles tough subjects like racism, unemployment, homosexuality, homelessness, love and lust with puppets, monsters, video, and catchy tunes.
FTW is pleased to be in residence again at Actor's Playhouse, where they previously co-produced Cabaret and Stephen Sondheim's Company. The show will be directed by Josh Harris, with music direction by Tommy Pittman.
Seating will be strictly limited, so pre-purchasing via brownpapertickets.com is STRONGLY encouraged (Visa/MC required). Please call FTW at 601-301-2281 for more information. (Please do NOT call Actor's Playhouse for tickets/info as this is strictly an FTW production.) You can find us on Facebook under Non-Profit Organizations.
Advisory: this play contains mature language and subject matter, and is not suitable for children.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 601-301-2281. Please DO NOT call Actors Playhouse.
AVENUE Q is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com
*AVENUE Q has not been authorized or approved by the Jim Henson Company or Sesame Workshop, which have no responsibility for its content.
TICKETS GO ON SALE JULY 5TH!!