Beck Teen Theater presents PG-13 adaptation of Broadway hit musical
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!
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!
“Avenue Q: School Edition fits with our commitment to offer an eclectic mix of theater productions and new challenges for our students,” remarked Director of Education Ed Gallagher, MT-BC. “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.”
With music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx and book by Jeff Whitty, Avenue Q: School Edition is performed entirely by students. Directed by Jonathan Kronenberger, Beck Center’s associate director of Theater Education, Avenue Q: School Edition features a talented cast of 23 actors ages 13 to 19 and more than a dozen puppet characters. The teens have been working since early January to master the art of acting, dancing, singing, and puppetry – a challenge even for seasoned adult actors.
Tickets are $12 for Adults/Seniors and $10 for Children (18 and under) and may be purchased online at beckcenter.org or by calling 216.521.2540, ext. 10. Discounted group rates are available for the student matinee. Call Customer Service Manager Rennie Tisdale at ext. 28 for more information and to schedule your student matinee.