Rep adds 'Avenue Q' to season schedule

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Rep adds ‘Avenue Q’ to season schedule

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Troy Fedderson | University Communications

The Nebraska Repertory Theatre has made a change to its upcoming season.

The five-show schedule will include “Avenue Q,” by Jeff Whitely, with music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. Production dates are March 2-16 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts’ Johnny Carson Theatre. The production replaces “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Death Star,” which will show after June 2018.

“Avenue Q” is an award-winning Broadway musical that, using puppets, tells the timeless story of a struggling college graduate, Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment. Princeton and his new friends struggle to find jobs, dates and the ever-elusive purpose in life.

“This is a puppet show for grown-ups,” said Andrew Park, first-year director of the Rep who will also direct the production. “’Avenue Q’ is about finding your purpose in life — whether you are young or old, gay or straight, yellow, green or blue. It fits perfectly with the Rep’s mission of producing work that challenges the heart and promotes an inclusive community.”

Andy Park was hired as the Nebraska Repertory Theatre's artistic director in December. He will direct Rep productions of "Abigail/1702" and "Lord of the Flies."
Greg Nathan | University Communication
Andrew Park

“Avenue Q” contains adult content and themes, including full-puppet nudity. It won the Tony Award “triple crown,” taking top honors for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book.

The Rep’s complete season schedule is available online.

Individuals who purchased tickets to “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Death Star” can exchange them for “Avenue Q” by contacting the Lied Center box office. The tickets can also be refunded or exchanged for alternate Lied Center productions.

For more information on Lied Center tickets, click here or call 402-472-4747.

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