Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out 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.
PERFORMANCE PROGRAM FOR TEENS
TEEN COMPANY – MUSIC THEATRE PROGRAM for AGES 13-17
13-week intensive program ends in three weekends of fully-produced, ticketed, public performances of AVENUE Q (School edition). Meets three times each week, on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tech Week and 9 performances required. Students will work with a professional director and music director in a highly supportive “ensemble”-focused environment. The final performance is a 2-hour production with costumes, props, scenic elements, and live orchestra in our theatre. Students in this program will also get the chance to work with puppets. NOTE: The rehearsals schedule for this program is a bit irregular because of the holiday vacation. It begins in December, with Tuesdays and Thursdays only; then after the holidays, expands to Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday. See the detailed list of dates below.
THIS PROGRAM IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE 33% MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT.
CLASS BEGINS: Tuesday, December 4, 2018
CLASS ENDS: Sunday, February 17, 2019
WEEKLY CLASS MEETING DAY & TIME:
—Dec 4, 6, 11, 13, 18 & 20: TUES & THURS, 6:00pm-8:50pm
—January 6, 13, 20 & 27: SUNDAYS, 4pm-8pm
—Jan 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 & 31: TUES & THURS, 6:00pm-8:50pm
REQUIRED TECH WEEK DATES:
—-Saturday, Feb 2, 4:00pm-8:00pm
—-Sunday, Feb 3, 4:00pm-8:00pm
—-Monday, Feb 4, 5:45-9:00pm
—-Wednesday, Feb 6, 5:45-9:00pm
—-Friday, Feb 8, 5:45-9:00pm
There will be ten ticketed, public performances of AVENUE Q (SCHOOL EDITION) at the following dates & times:
—-Saturday, February 9 at 3:00pm & 7:00pm (Call at 1:30pm)
—-Sunday, February 10 at 1:00pm & 5:00pm (Call at 11:00am)
—-Friday, February 15 at 7:00pm (Call at 6pm)
—-Saturday, February 16 at 3:00pm & 7:00pm (Call at 2pm)
—-Sunday, February 17 at 1:00pm & 5:00pm (Call at 12:00pm)
INSTRUCTORS: To Be Announced!
PREREQUISITE: Enrollment will be capped at 32 students. The is a non-auditioned program. Try-ons during the first week of class determine casting, which is done based on a variety of factors including skill, experience, appropriateness for roles, potential for growth, and personal & professional goals. Excellent attendance is required for this program. Students with more than 3 absences may be dropped from the program, or have their role(s) reassigned, at the discretion of our Artistic Director.
TUITION: $489. TWO OPTIONS FOR PAYMENT:
#1: Pay in-full $489, at time of enrollment (FULL PAY). A $1.50 Theatre Improvement Fee is added to each Full Pay enrollment, or: #2: Divide your payment into three installments, with $163.00 due when enrolling (3-PAY OPTION) The two additional payments ($163) will be deducted from the card you use on December 30 and January 31. In addition to our $1.50 Theatre Improvement Fund, a $15.00 Service Fee is added to all 3-PAY enrollments. Avoid the $15 fee by paying in-full when you enroll. THIS PROGRAM IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE 33% MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT.
FINANCIAL AID: Financial aid awards of up to 66% are available. Please visit our website for more information or to apply for aid: http://testingwcperforms.com/conservatory/financial-assistance/
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q School Edition is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out 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 gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Because the original Avenue Q has some content elements that have previously made it a difficult choice for some high school productions, MTI worked with the Avenue Q authors to create an adaptation that maintains the dramatic (and comedic) intention and integrity of the piece, while editing it to make it more appropriate for high school audiences and performers.
***If you have questions about this program or need help enrolling, please contact our offices at: firstname.lastname@example.org
TICKETS FOR TEEN COMPANY SHOWS
SHOW DATES & TIMES:
Saturday, February 9 @ 3:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday, February 10 @ 1:00pm & 5:00pm
Friday, February 15 @ 7:00pm
Saturday, February 16 @ 3:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday, February 17 @ 1:00pm & 5:00pm
The Playhouse @ Jefferson Park
4766 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago 60630
—Adults 18 & up: $19.50, plus $1.50 Theatre Improvement Fee
—Youth 17 & under: $13.50, plus $1.50 Theatre Improvement Fee
*There is a Group Discount of 15% for all shows. The tickets must be purchased in one order, and the discount will automatically be applied to tickets for the same show.
*Families may choose to purchase a Youth or Teen Membership, which includes two free tickets to each Conservatory show in the season – Click here for more information about Memberships!