GTA February Festival: ‘Avenue Q’ and ‘Monstrous Regiment’

The Gainesville Theatre Alliance will present two main stage productions Feb. 13-24.

Avenue Q logoAvenue Q will be performed in Hosch Theatre, John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts,at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13-17 and Feb. 20-24, as well as at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 18 and Feb. 24.

A racy mix between South Park and Sesame Street, part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart, Avenue Q won the Tony Award triple crown for best musical, score and book. This laugh-out-loud musical tells the story of a bright-eyed college grad named Princeton, who 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, where he meets a colorful cast of characters. Together, they struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. Rated R.

Tickets are $24-26 for adults, $22-24 for seniors and $14-16 for students.

Monstrous Regiment imageRunning concurrently with Avenue Q, Monstrous Regiment will be performed at UNG-Gainesville’s Ed Cabell Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, 18 and 20-24, as well as at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 17 and Feb. 24.

Based on the 31st novel in Terry Pratchett’s popular Discworld series, Monstrous Regiment is a wickedly funny look at the absurdities of war and ambiguities of identity. Adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs. Rated PG-13.

Tickets are $18-20 for adults, $16-18 for seniors and $12-14 for students.

Brenau faculty, staff and students are eligible for discounted tickets on all performance nights and free tickets on certain nights to both shows. For more information and for tickets, call the box office at 678-717-3624 or visit gainesvilleTHEATREalliance.org.