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‘Avenue Q’ presents an innovative prespective

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From page B7 | March 29, 2013 |

SACRAMENTO — The smash-hit Broadway musical and 2004 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, “Avenue Q” has arrived at the Black Box Theatre at the West Sacramento Community Center, and runs to Sunday, March 31.

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“Avenue Q” tells the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who moves to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. The only apartment he can afford is way out on Avenue Q, where everyone’s looking for the same things he is: a decent job, a stable relationship, and a “purpose.”

Eventually, Princeton learns to embrace the ups and downs of city life and realizes that “the real world” isn’t so bad, after all.

“Avenue Q” speaks to adult audiences on love, maturing, living life in the real world and social issues in a hilarious way,” Baxter said. “The puppet characters can say and do things that humans can’t, and the audience will enjoy the puppets and listen and be open to the topics more readily. It is an innovative way to bring the ideas to the audience. Not to mention that is an extremely clever, fun and enjoyable show.”

Due to adult situations (like full-puppet nudity), “Avenue Q” may be inappropriate for children under 13.

The RSP Resident Orchestra moves with a talented cast to The West Sacramento Community Center Black Box Theatre, 1075 West Capitol Ave. in West Sacramento. The show runs two hours with a 15-minute intermission.

“Avenue Q” performs Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2  and 7 p.m.

Tickets for adults are $25, seniors 60 and over $23 and students/SARTA members are $21. Children 12 and under are $18.

Tickets can be purchased online at runawaystage.com. — a  reservation convenience fees apply — or at the door.

For further information or questions call the box office at 916-207-1226. Free parking is available.

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