The Puppetry, Humanity, and Hilarity of Avenue Q Arrives at Woodlawn Theatre
The Socially-Conscious, Adult-Theme Musical Opens on October 12th
SAN ANTONIO, TX – Just in time for the Halloween season, Woodlawn Theatre is treating San Antonio audiences to the riotous Avenue Q. The Tony-Award winning musical features dysfunctional twenty-something puppets coping with personal insecurities and identities while living on Avenue Q. The heartwarming and timely production runs from October 12th through November 4th at Woodlawn Theatre. Avenue Q contains adult language, and explicit content and situations. Parental discretion is advised.
What happens when you’ve been told throughout your entire childhood that you’re special, only to find out that, as an adult, maybe you’re not? Recent college graduate Princeton is learning that very difficult lesson upon his arrival in New York City. Lacking in finances forces Princeton to get a place in a tiny apartment on Avenue Q where he meets Kate Monster, Rod, Trekkie, Christmas Eve, Lucy, Brian, and more quirky characters who are each trying to find their own way in love, career, and life.
Based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, the coming-of-age story is performed by puppets, animated by visible puppeteers in full view of the audience, alongside human actors. With musical numbers like “It Sucks to be Me,” Everyone’s a Little Racist,” and “Schandenfreude,” Avenue Q does not shy away from tackling tough, mature subjects in an entertaining way.
“When Avenue Q premiered in 2003, it attempted to reach out to twenty-something Americans who found themselves in a crisis of identity. As Joan Ganz Cooney wanted to make Sesame Street accessible to struggling families of the 60’s and 70’s, Avenue Q aimed to hit the wide middle-class gap into which fresh college graduates were falling,” states Woodlawn Theatre Avenue Q Director Mark McCarver. “If anything, 2018 has made Avenue Q more relatable, following a decade old economic crisis that still stings and a political climate that has left the millennials and older out in the cold. That the Woodlawn is producing this musical shows that San Antonio arts is coming into an age of unbridled social commentary like none we’ve seen before.”
Woodlawn Theatre’s production of Avenue Q features a talented ensemble cast including Morgan Clyde, Caleb Craig, Bradley Freeman, Jr., Jen Harris, and Isidro Medina with Musical Direction by Jaime Ramirez.
During the production’s run, Woodlawn Theatre will be accepting personal hygiene donations to benefit Martinez Street Women’s Center, a nonprofit organization that provides critical services to girls, women, and families in San Antonio.
Avenue Q opens on October 12th and runs through November 4th. Tickets can be purchased at woodlawntheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at 210-267-8388. Read more about the WoodlawnTheatre Avenue Q puppets at monstermemoirs.org.
Performance Dates & Times:
October 12 – November 23, 2018
Evening shows every Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm
Matinee shows every Sunday at 3:00 pm
Pride Night – October 27
College Night – November 2
ASL (American Sign Language) Night – November 3
Production Sponsor: Margarita Man
Media Sponsor: KONO 101.1
Location: Woodlawn Theatre is located at 1920 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio, TX 78201
Ticket Prices: Adults $30, Senior/Military/First Responders $24, Children/Student $18 | Groups of 10 people or more receive a 20% discount
Ticket Information: Woodlawn Theatre Box Office, (210) 267-8388
10a-5p, Tue-Fri |11a-2p, Sat | woodlawntheatre.org
Parking: Free parking is available and located behind Vogue College of Cosmetology on W Lynwood Ave. This area is specifically designated for patrons and is patrolled by a uniformed security guard during the run of each show.
Media Contact: Jeanette Fernandez, (210) 267-8388, email@example.com
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About Woodlawn Theatre
The Woodlawn Theatre is San Antonio’s historic local theatre, located in the heart of the Deco District at 1920 Fredericksburg Road. A 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, Woodlawn Theatre is devoted to creating opportunities for the surrounding community by providing quality, entertaining, educational, and affordable programming for all ages. For more information, visit woodlawntheatre.org.