Monday, April 22, 2019

CENTENARY STAGE COMPANY AND CENTENARY UNIVERSITY’S NEXTSTAGE REPERTORY PRESENTS “AVENUE Q”

Centenary Stage Company and Centenary University’s all student NEXTstage Repertory presents

AVENUE Q

WHEN: April 25 through May 5. Thursday April 25 at 7:30pm; Friday, April 26 at 8:00pm; Saturday, April 27 at 8:00pm; Sunday, April 28 at 2:00pm; Thursday, May 2 at 7:30pm; Friday, May 3 at 8:00pm; Saturday, May 4 at 8:00pm and Sunday, May 5 at 2:00pm.
WHERE
: Sitnik Theatre of The Lackland Performing Arts Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown
TICKETS: $10.00 - $22.00 and are available online at centenarystageco.org or by phone at (908) 979 – 0900
For more information or to purchase tickets visit centenarystageco.orgor call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 – 0900. The box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5pm and two hours prior to every performance. Centenary Stage Company can also be found across social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Like and follow to receive the latest in Centenary Stage Company news and special offers.

Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. Based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx the production features music and lyrics by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez and a book by Jeff Whitty. The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show; a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned.

The production is directed by Carl Wallnau and Lea Antolini–Lid. Wallnau serves as the Artistic Director of the Centenary Stage Company, a not-for-profit professional theatre company in residency at Centenary University, as well as, the department chair for Centenary University’s Fine Arts Department. Antolini–Lid serves as the program director for Centenary Stage Company’s Young Audience Series as well as Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts for Centenary University. The production features students of the Centenary University Theatre Department.

The 2018-2019 season of performing arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, and CSC corporate sponsors, including Premier Season Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community, The House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), Fulton Bank of New Jersey, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.