"Avenue Q" Closes Out Theatre Company's 46th Season At UDM


DETROIT--The 46th season of The Theatre Company of University of Detroit Mercy concludes with Avenue Q, running March 23 - April 9, 2017. With music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx and based on the book by Jeff Whitty, Avenue Q will be performed at The Marlene Boll Theatre at the downtown YMCA. Avenue Q contains mature language and situations; not intended for children.

Part puppet, part human, Avenue Q is the adult musical comedy packed with heart and big dreams. This timeless story follows college grad Princeton as he moves to Avenue Q in New York City; broke, trying to find love, eager to make new friends, and striving to find his purpose in life.

"Avenue Q is a delightful journey of discovery that is full of amazing music and characters which often look very similar to our lives. The show is full of adult jokes, often inappropriate, which reminds us that life is only for now. That love is only for now. Bad hair is only for now. Certain political leaders... are only for now," says director Greg Grobis. "What do you do when life sucks and you can't find your purpose? Come to Avenue Q and find out."

The Theatre Company's Avenue Q cast includes Joel Fazee as Princeton, Ashley Armstrong as Kate Monster, Andrew Laux as Brian, and Cat Menzies as Christmas Eve. Other professionals include Michael Adams as Gary Coleman, Timothy Smith as Nicky, Dale Dobson as Rod, and Hayley Pulizzi as Lucy.

Avenue Q features eight events associated with The Detroit Theatre Discussion Project (DTDP) which features post-show events following Thursday and Sunday performances as well as events at local libraries in the community. Discussants from Detroit Mercy and the community will speak and answer questions about topics related to the production. More information can be found at http://www.TheTheatreCo.com.

Individual tickets are now on sale and can be purchased and printed online by visiting http://www.UDMarts.com. General admission tickets are $30, seniors $27, and groups 20% off; veterans and students (with ID) $15. Thursday Community Night Series: $15 (All tickets for Thursday night performances). Tickets are also available at the box office, located at 4001 W. McNichols Rd, Detroit MI 48221, in Reno Hall 43; by phone at (313)993-3270; and by email at theatre@udmercy.edu.

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