SC Summer Theatre Festival to Present ‘Avenue Q’ July 27-29

The Southwestern College Summer Theatre Festival will present “Avenue Q” on Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28, at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, July 29, at 2 p.m., in Messenger Recital Hall in the Darbeth Fine Arts Building on the campus of Southwestern College.  

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The Tony award-winning musical is an autobiographical and biographical coming-of-age parable, addressing and satirizing the issues and anxieties associated with entering adulthood. Its characters lament that as children, they were assured by their parents (and by children's television programs such as “Sesame Street”) that they were special and could do anything. As adults, they have discovered to their surprise and dismay that in the real world their options are limited, and they are no more special than anyone else. The musical is notable for the use of puppets animated by unconcealed puppeteers alongside human actors.

Director is 2017 SC graduate Meagan Morrow, and Aidan Wells is musical director. 

“I would describe this show as ‘The Muppets’ for adults,” Morrow says. 

The show includes mature subject matter and language.

Cast members are Princeton/Rod, Ryan Pangracs; Kate/Lucy, Ondreya Seahorn; Brian, Avery Hogan; Christmas Eve, Hannah Breshears; Gary, Phoebe Zawadi; Nicky/Treckie/Bad Idea Bear, Jack Warring; Mrs. T/Bad Idea Bear, Jessica Burk; and Ensemble, Kaela Dawn Massey and John Rohr.

Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $6 students.  Order tickets by calling (620) 221-7720, online at, or by emailing

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