Skylight Music Theatre will open its 2012-2013 season with the Tony Award- winning musical AVENUE Q which will run from September 21 through October 14 in the Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center (158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee WI).
Winner of three Tony Awards including Best Musical and written by the composer of THE BOOK OF MORMON, AVENUE Q is a hilarious adult-themed spoof of Sesame Street. Part flesh (human), part felt (puppets) and packed with heart, Avenue Q tells the story of Princeton, a recent college grad who moves into a shabby NYC apartment in the only neighborhood he can afford, all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that the residents of his building are not your ordinary neighbors. Together, Princeton and his new friends struggle to find decent jobs, stable relationships and a purpose in life, but ultimately realize the real world isn't so bad after all.
"AVENUE Q is a ground breaking theatrical experience that thrills with a fresh perspective while at the same time paying tribute to classic Broadway musicals we know and love," explains Bill Theisen, Skylight's Artistic Director. "The genius of the show is that it tells a simple story of human survival, but it does so in such an imaginative, irreverent and over-the-top way that everyone who has seen it agrees AVENUE Q is one of the most original Broadway musicals produced this century."