Palisades High School, which is known for its talented drama department, with students going on to successful careers on Broadway and in film and television, will present Avenue Q, starting on Thursday.
The musical features a cast of puppeteers and human actors and won for Best Musical, Book and Score at the 2004 Tony Awards. With music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx and book by Jeff Whitty, the show has been praised for its approach to themes of racism, homosexuality and internet pornography.
Drama teacher and Palisades resident Nancy Frachiolla said, “We open this Thursday and we’re thrilled to be back onstage!” in Mercer Hall.
The laugh-out-loud musical tells the story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who has a bachelor’s degree in English and moves into a shabby New York apartment on Avenue Q.
He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
Filled with humor and a catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences. 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.
BUT, A WARNING: THIS SHOW HAS ADULT CONTENT and ALTHOUGH IT INCLUDES PUPPETS, IT IS NOT MEANT FOR CHILDREN!
The show runs October 7,9, 10, 14, 15 and 16 at 7 p.m., with a special 9 p.m. show on October 8. Tickets are $17 for general, $10 for students and $25 for VIP. Proof of vaccination is required or a PCR Covid test result within seven days of entering the campus.
Tickets must be purchased online only – go.palihigh.org/ANENUEQ