FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
John R. Leffert
CenterStage Artistic Director
CenterStage Presents the Triple Crown of Theatre Winning Musical, Avenue Q
LOUISVILLE, KY (March 25, 2013) – Avenue Q is the smash-hit Broadway musical about real life in New York City, as told by a cast of people and puppets through a hilariously irreverent comedy. CenterStage will present, Avenue Q, a winner of the Tony Triple Crown with Best Book, Best Score and Best Show awards, April 11-28 at the Jewish Community Center (3600 Dutchmans Lane) as the closing show of their 2012/2013 season.
Avenue Q tells the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college graduate who moves to NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account. The only apartment he can afford is way out on Avenue Q, where everyone’s looking for the same things he is: a decent job, a stable relationship and a “purpose.” Eventually, Princeton learns to embrace the ups and downs of city life and realizes that “the real world” isn’t so bad, after all!
The New York Times hailed Avenue Q as “a breakthrough musical of a very different stripe. Savvy, sassy and delicious!” and Entertainment Weekly claimed it was “one of the funniest shows you’re ever likely to see!”
Avenue Q features music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, book by Jeff Whitty, based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. “Avenue Q is one of the funniest shows I have ever seen. Its irreverent comment on today’s society is tongue and cheek and teaches us that a sense of humor can help us all get through life,” says CenterStage Artistic Director, John R. Leffert. “Sometimes I think we take ourselves too seriously. This smart musical is a perfect satire from which we all can learn. With songs like Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist, The Internet is for Porn, It Sucks to be Me, how can you go wrong?” Bringing to life the fun, furry characters who live on Avenue Q are Jordan Price (Princeton/Rod), Katie Nuss (Kate Monster) and Brian Morris (Nicky, Trekkie Monster).
Due to mature themes, adult language and full-puppet nudity, Avenue Q is inappropriate for children. Parental guidance is advised.
Performances are April 11, 13, 18, 22, 25 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. and April 14 and 28 at 2 p.m. and April 21 at 2 and 7 pm. Tickets cost $18 in advance or $20 at the door and are on sale now. Call 459-0660 or visit www.CenterStageJCC.org to reserve tickets for Avenue Q.
About CenterStage at the Jewish Community Center
For 94 years, CenterStage has aspired to “Open Minds, One Act at a Time” by providing a venue for works that offer a broad cultural appeal. From the whimsical to the dramatic, the humorous to the tragic – CenterStage offers theatre for everyone. CenterStage provides opportunities for children, adults and seniors via all aspects of theatre – acting, singing, dancing, set and costume construction, marketing, education and more. CenterStage audiences and cast members are racially, culturally and religiously diverse, representing the community at large.
About the Jewish Community Center
Founded in 1890, the JCC is a human service agency committed to enhancing the quality of family life and promoting the physical, intellectual and spiritual wellness of the individual. It provides health-related activities, cultural and educational programs that serve the community at large, including populations at risk. Membership and services are offered to the Jewish and general community. Through its wide array of programs, the Center pursues its mission of strengthening the individual, family and community. The JCC is part of the Jewish Community of Louisville.
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