Tuesday, September 25, 2012

UA Theatre Repertory Theatre presents "Avenue Q"


From: Pierce, Lisa Ann - (lisapierce) [mailto:lisapierce@email.arizona.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 6:41 PM
Subject: Tony Triple Crown Winner at UA During October!


See UA Theatre majors perform AVENUE Q, "Tony Triple Crown" winner for Best Musical, Best Score & Best Book.  The UA Theatre program is proud to welcome back BFA 2001 Musical Theatre alum, Michelle Lane, from the original AVENUE Q cast that performed in Las Vegas & on Broadway, as director of puppetry for UA Arizona Repertory Theatre's production of AVENUE Q!



CONTACT: Lisa Pierce, Dir. of Marketing & Development • 520.626.2686 • lisapierce@email.arizona.edu
The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television

Approx Run Time: 122 minutes • 15-minute intermission • Rob Gretta, Director • 520.621.1324 • rgretta@email.arizona.edu Media Photo Call: Monday, October 1, 2012 at 4:30pm in the Marroney Theatre

September 25, 2012

UA’s Arizona Repertory Theatre presents Avenue Q
Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx, Book by Jeff Whitty,
directed by Rob Gretta,
featuring UA, BFA 2001 Musical Theatre alum, Michelle Lane, as director of puppetry

This madcap, Sesame Street-like satire about young adulthood revolves around a college graduate named Princeton, who moves into his first apartment – the only one he can afford – on Avenue Q. As they navigate friendship, love and work, Princeton and his motley neighbors try to find their purpose in life. No subject is taboo in this comedy, where jokes range from racism to sexuality, but this “Triple Crown,” Tony Award-winning musical, featuring actors with puppets, isn’t just risqué. It also makes us recognize that all is fleeting and we must endure life’s pains and appreciate its joys. (Adult themes and profanity.)

*BONUS: See UA alum Michelle Lane on The Morning Blend Tuesday, October 2nd, on KGUN-9 from 11am to noon with cast lead, Michael Calvoni (Princeton) & their puppets! Michelle was part of the original Las Vegas cast of Avenue Q that also played on Broadway. See Michelle & Michael again on Arizona Public Media’s Arizona Illustrated with Mark McLemore this month, too!

Dates & Times:

Previews: Oct 7 at 1:30pm, Oct 8 at 7:30pm Evenings: Oct 10-13, 18-20, 26-27 at 7:30pm Matinees: Oct 14, 20-21, 28 at 1:30pm

Place: Marroney Theatre on the UA campus located near the SE corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard. Cost/Admission: Regular $31, Senior/UA Employee/Military $29, Student $21, Preview $20. Ticket Information: UA Fine Arts Box Office, (520) 621-1162 or tickets.arizona.edu

Parking: Park Avenue Garage, located on Park Avenue just north of Speedway Blvd. Pre-paid parking is available for weekday evening performances. Saturday and Sunday there is no charge to park.

If you have special needs for parking, please call UA Parking & Transportation Services at (520) 621-3550. Media Contact: Lisa Pierce, (520) 626-2686, lisapierce@email.arizona.edu

Season Sponsor: Chapman Automotive          Production Sponsor: Pat Engels & Richard Medland




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