Monday, April 20, 2015
DOUBLE HEADER OF FUN AT FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY
PHOTO BY ALEJANDRO "LEX" ULLOA
Fairfield University is pulling out all the stops to bring you great musical fun under two banners this coming week at the Quick Center and you're welcome to come to both. First up is the delightful musical comedy "Avenue Q" that combines humans and puppets in a unique and clever way. Think Sesame Street Meets the Cast of "Friends." These puppets on parade all live on the same street in New York and all are dealing with the problems of transitioning from youth to adulthood andl the myriad of problems that entails. This coming-of-age parable is a Tony Award-winning show that you won't want to miss.
Come meet Rod, Nicky, Lucy, Brian, Kate, Gary, Trekkie Monster and Christmas Eve as they all help Princeton, the newest resident on Avenue Q, adjust to growing up. All the fun and excitement will take place at the Wien Experimental Theatre at the Quick Center by the Theatre Fairfield, the school's resident production company, from Wednesday, April 22 to Sunday, April 26, with 8 p.m. curtains Wednesday to Saturday and 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $12, senior and staff $6 and students $5. Call the Quick Center box office at 203-254-4010 or 877-ARTS-396 or online at
On Thursday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m., come around again for "Glee Goes Rock 'N Roll '50s '60s '70s" when the Glee Club, under the talented direction of Carole Ann Maxwell, D.S.M. leads the 130 member strong group through its paces with music by Queen, Michael Jackson, Carole King, and many others.
Performances by Sweet Harmony, The Bensonians, The Pops Band and The Glee Band will be featured.
The groups are guaranteed to "Start You Up," "Respect" you and show how "We Will Rock You." Tickets are $10, students $6.
Now that spring is finally here, robins and daffodils and all, celebrate the season in style with both these gifts from Fairfield University to the community. Princeton and friends and the entire Glee Club are waiting to make merry music just for you.