By Keli Hall
CCC Journalism Program
BLACKWOOD – The Tony Award-winning musical “Avenue Q” will be presented this May by Stages at Camden County College.
Founded in 2004, Stages has worked out of theater department at CCC and has showcased over 30 productions. One of the highlights of working for Stages is that students of CCC get the opportunity to work with professional actors.
This May, Stages will be presenting “Avenue Q.” The story is about trying to make it in New York City with immense dreams and a tiny bank account. Called “one of the funniest shows you’re ever likely to see” by “Entertainment Weekly,” “Avenue Q” features a cast of people and puppets. The music for this show was written by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx.
The musical tells the story of Princeton, a young college graduate trying to survive in the big city. The show starts off the with the song “What Do You Do with a B.A. in English?”
Some CCC students were interested in seeing the show.
“I’ve seen this show once before on Broadway, thought it was nice to see humor to something that normally can be so stressful,” said Jennifer Thomas, a liberal arts major at the Cherry Hill campus.
Other CCC students weren’t as interested in seeing it.
“I was never a fan of musicals. I like music, but I never could get into the whole song and dance concept,” said Ryan Majka, a psychology major at the Blackwood campus.
Because this is a show directed toward adults, the language and song lyrics are not suited for younger viewers. Marjorie Sokoloff, director of the production, stated viewer discretion is strongly advised when bringing attendees younger than age 18.
The show will be performed in the Little Theater in Lincoln Hall on the Blackwood campus. Seating is limited and Sokoloff said reservations are required. Times and dates of the show are 8 p.m. May 3, 4, 9 to 11 and 3 p.m. May 3. Tickets for adults are $15. Tickets for children and Camden County students are $10 with a valid school ID. For more information, visit stagesccc.com.