AVENUE Q Extends Run In St. Louis

AVENUE Q Extends Run In St. LouisEmery Entertainment announced today that the three-time Tony Award-winning smash hit musical AVENUE Q will extend its engagement for three more weeks. The show will open January 25 and run through March 3 at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza. Tickets are $50 and $75, and are on sale now for all performances through MetroTix at www.metrotix.com or by calling 314-534-1111. Additionally, tickets will be available at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza box office one hour prior to show time. Groups of 10 or more should call 314-616-4455 for special rates.

"We have had an overwhelming response to this show," said Paul Emery, President of Emery Entertainment. "Fortunately, we were able to accommodate three additional weeks on our schedule. We can't wait to introduce new audiences to this furry, funny, feel-good musical!"

AVENUE Q garnered the "Triple Crown" (Best Book, Best Musical, Best Score) at the 2004 Tony Awards for its hilarious and heart-warming tale about real life in New York City as told by a cast of people and puppets. Part flesh, part felt and packed with heart, AVENUE Q is a laugh-out-loud musical telling the timeless story of a bright-eyed college grad named Princeton. When he arrives in the city with big dreams and a tiny bank account, he has to move into a shabby apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. Still, the neighbors seem nice. There, he meets Kate (the girl next door), Lucy (the slut), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the internet entrepreneur), superintendent Gary Coleman (yes, that Gary Coleman) and other new friends! Together, they struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

AVENUE Q features music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, book by Jeff Whitty, based on an original concept by Robert Lopez.

Due to adult situations (like full-puppet nudity), AVENUE Q may be inappropriate for kids under age 13. AVENUE Q has not been authorized or approved by the Jim Henson Company or Sesame Workshop, which have no responsibility for its content.

The Playhouse @ Westport Plaza is located at 635 Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights, Missouri and is a venue filling a niche for a variety of Broadway and Off-Broadway entertainment that would otherwise not find its way to the St. Louis area. Programming at the venue is offered at affordable ticket pricing so that anyone can have dinner at one of the many restaurants in the area as well as see a great show.

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