Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Avenue Q Opens February 22

Pictured left to right: Alex Casillas’14, Nolan Breard’14, Millicent Marter’15,
Daniel Dempsey’14, Fatima Daknish’16, Caryn Schebowich’15, Tessa Cacek’13
Mount Vernon - "The Departments of Theatre and Music at Cornell College would like to announce the upcoming production of the musical AVENUE Q with music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx and book by Jeff Whitty. This Broadway hit, which won the Tony for Best Musical in 2004, is directed by Cornell professor Jim VanValen with musical direction by Tony Nickle.

AVENUE Q opens February 22nd at 7:30 pm in Kimmel Theatre. The production then runs February 23rd and March 1st and 2nd at 7:30pm and February 24th and March 3rd at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for non-Cornell students. Faculty, staff, and students of Cornell are admitted without charge.

This heart-filled comedy brings together people and puppets, mischief-makers and monsters, all living and learning together in a New York City apartment building on Avenue Q. Join recent college grad Princeton, his former child-actor landlord, his internet-addicted neighbor, and the rest of his colorful friends as they cope with the struggles of romance, careers, personal identity, and the ongoing search for one’s purpose in life. Often referred to as the adult-version of Sesame Street, AVENUE Q contains adult humor, profanity, and possible puppet nudity, and is not appropriate for children.

The play is performed by an ensemble cast of Cornell students which includes Nolan Breard, Tessa Cacek, Alex Casillas, Fatima Daknish, Daniel Dempsey, Curtis DeRemer, Millicent Marter, Scott Olinger, Logan Schultz, and Caryn Shebowich. AVENUE Q has been theatrically expressed through the collaborative talents of Resident Costume Designer Jenny Kelchen, senior Theatre major and Hair and Make-up Designer Rachel Tornquist, Set Designer Scott Olinger, sophomore and Assistant Lighting Designer Tanner Stirrat, and Puppetry Artist Emily DeCola.

Tickets can be purchased at the box office by calling in advance at (319) 895-4293, by email, or at the door."

photo by Haley Severance
(Source: Cornell College press release)

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