Music and Lyrics by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez
Book by Jeff Whitty
Directed by Geoff Hegg ’17
Music directed by Matt Putnam ’09
Puppet mastery by Elisa Boles ’18
Assistant puppet mastery by Mandy Fike ’19
Kresge Little Theatre
48 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
September 1, 2, 7-9, & 14-16, 2017 at 8 PM, and September 3, 2017 at 2 PM
$6 – MIT and Wellesley students
$10 – MIT faculty, staff, and community; all other students; seniors and children
$15 – General public
Reserve tickets online.
Discounts available for groups of 10 or more people.
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.
The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad 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 new-found 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 show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children’s show; a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned.
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Congressional “negotiators” released a spending bill that saves the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for Humanities, and National Public Radio until September at which time, the President and his impotent cronies may still cut arts funding. It is ever important to remain vigilant. And, for the love of all that’s sacred, keep creating. If you need help, ask for it. Our existence is our resistance. May the force be with you. – KD
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