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Beck Teen Theater Presents ‘PG-13 Rated’ Avenue Q

Tickets are on sale now for the regional premiere of “Avenue Q: School Edition,” running from Feb. 8 through Feb. 10 and Feb. 14 through Feb. 17 on the Mackey Main Stage.

A hit Broadway musical coming to the Beck Center for the Arts.

But this production of “Avenue Q” has a little less of the lewdness it’s often known for.

Tickets are on sale now for the regional premiere of “Avenue Q: School Edition,” running from Feb. 8 through Feb. 10 and Feb. 14 through Feb. 17 on the Mackey Main Stage.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays with a special student matinee performance 10 a.m. Feb. 14. 

According to a press release, the performance is based on “Avenue Q” — the 2004 Tony Award “Triple Crown” winner for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. 

This “laugh-out-loud musical adaptation” tells the story of Princeton, a recent college grad who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. Princeton and his not-so ordinary neighbors struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Just like your life, only funnier.

“Avenue Q: School Edition fits with our commitment to offer an eclectic mix of theater productions and new challenges for our students,” said director of education Ed Gallagher. “Our teen actors are enthusiastic about this opportunity to perform contemporary material like Avenue Q, along with other classic titles like Our Town this season.”

This slightly censored version of the Broadway hit musical comedy is rated PG-13 and not recommended for children 12 and under. All of the laughs and life lessons but a little less lewdness — and, of course, the puppets. 

Tickets are $12 for adults and seniors and $10 for children, 18 and under, and may be bought online at beckcenter.org or by calling 216-521-2540, ext. 10.

Discounted group rates are available for the student matinee. Call Rennie Tisdale at ext. 28 for more information and to schedule your student matinee.

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