Winter quarter is over halfway done already! Before we get caught up in the sunshine, let’s not forget about the winter musical that is being showcased in our very own Decker Theatre. Avenue Q, by Jeff Whitty, has arrived! Summarized from Clark’s theatre webpage, “This musical is a coming-of-age parable, addressing and satirizing the issues and anxieties associated with entering adulthood. The musical is notable for the use of puppets, animated by unconcealed puppeteers, alongside human actors. It won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Musical. Intended for mature audiences only.”
I had the pleasure of attending the student preview night on Thursday, February 18th with a friend of mine since I had an extra ticket from the director himself, Gene Biby. I didn’t know what to expect, but when I arrived there was already a big line of attendees. It was a full house and everyone had a raucous time, especially at certain moments in the musical. The show is full of laughs, and there are some great surprises. The musical is basically Sesame Street for adults that addresses real-world issues that plague the minds of those transitioning from young adults to adulthood. I was sitting next to two older women who looked to be grandmothers, and even they were having a grand time watching.
I recommend the musical to anyone that is looking for a stress-relieving time. It’s great to watch a show that highlights the problems in your own lives and expresses it in a comedic and emotional way. There were some touching moments that strike a chord with your own life. It’s also important to remember that all productions are comprised of people in our very own Clark community, not only Clark College students, who took the time to go and audition of their own accord so be sure to show them your support!
The musical is scheduled to perform on these dates: February 19, 20, 26, 27 and March 3, 4, 5.
Get your tickets here! (http://www.clarkbookstore.com/site_theatre.asp)
Until next time,