Tokyo International Players Open AVENUE Q Tonight
"AVENUE Q", with music & lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, book by Jeff Whitty and based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, with orchestrations and arrangements by Stephen Oremus, will be directed by Jonah Hagans at the Shinjuku Sun-Mall Theater in Shinjuku. Presented by the Tokyo International Players, the production opens tonight, October 3, and runs through October 6, 2013.
"AVENUE Q" is a gut-bustingly hilarious modern musical spotlighting a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city, seeking their purpose in life. It focuses on a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. There, he meets Kate (the girl next door), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the Internet sexpert), Lucy The Slut (need we say more?), and other colourful types who help Princeton finally discover his purpose in life!
Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show - a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good, and life lessons are learned. It is notable for the use of puppets alongside human actors. Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, "AVENUE Q" is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart.
Starring: Grant Johnson, Anna Twaits, Dennis Oliver, Saya Suetsugu, David Mashiko, Ron Scott, Jon Sabay, Phil McQueen, and Clare Guerin.
Featuring: Ken Endo, Gerri Sorrells, Laura Moran, Brie Dombrowski, Andrew Martinez, Takashi Russell Nakagome, and Samantha Shekey.
Who is "AVENUE Q" appropriate for? Adults love AVENUE Q, but they seem a little, er, fuzzy on whether it's appropriate for kids. We'll try to clear that up. "AVENUE Q" is great for teenagers because it's about real life. It may not be appropriate for young children because it addresses issues like sex, drinking, and surfing the web for porn. It's hard to say what exact age is right to see it - parents should use their discretion based on the maturity level of their children. But we promise you this - if you DO bring your teenagers to "AVENUE Q", they'll think you're really cool!
The show runs:
Thursday, October 3rd @ 7pm
Friday, October 4th @ 7pm
Saturday, October 5th @ 1pm AND 7pm
Sunday, October 6th @ 1pm AND 7pm
All performances take place at the Shinjuku Sun-Mall Theater in Shinjuku. For map and directions, visit the website at: http://tokyoplayers.us6.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=aacc70e5cbff3fb99bbe26447&id=87bb023229&e=a2ffe9050e.
Advance reservation: 4,000 JPY
At door (no reservation): 4, 500 JPY
Students & Children (don't say we didn't warn you): 2,500 JPY
The box office is now open. Visit the website at http://tokyoplayers.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=aacc70e5cbff3fb99bbe26447&id=2556796a77&e=a2ffe9050e to reserve or purchase your tickets now.