RHS Theater brings a new twist to Avenue Q


Feature Photo By: Savannah Lyman– Opening night for Avenue Q is tonight, Wednesday September 28th at seven o’clock. The comedic play features senior Nate Beutel in the lead role; his character Princeton takes on a big city with his talking puppets.

 By Savannah Lyman, Review Staff

Rangeview theater’s latest musical, Avenue Q, is coming to Raider Street on September 28th, 29th, and October 1st. This comedic musical is about a college graduate named Princeton and his adventure in the big city while living on the street of Avenue Q.

Play members practice for theater's latest play Avenue Q. The play will be ran Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. (Savannah Lyman)
Play members practice for theater’s latest play Avenue Q. The play will be ran Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. (Savannah Lyman)

Avenue Q has had many students and teachers questioning whether or not this is a school appropriate show, considering it tackles adult-like topics.

“The show is very funny and sometimes crosses lines that people don’t really expect. I’m most excited to see the looks on people’s faces throughout the show,” said junior Matthew Etter, who plays Nicky in the musical. “I think it is good for the students to see because it will show them a different side of theater.”

This musical comes with a twist, as it uses puppets all throughout the show. Despite Avenue Q’s reputation, many students are excited to see what the theater has in store for them this time around.

“Avenue Q sounds interesting,” explained junior Annika Trenton. “There are some plays that are out of the ordinary like Rocky Horror Picture Show, so I don’t know if Avenue Q is going to be that outgoing, but, I like to expect the unexpected.”

As students wait to see what’s in store, the theater team continues to put their blood, sweat, and tears into making this an amazing show for all viewers.

“Quite a lot of work is being put into the musical. We rehearse nearly every day, whether it’s working on songs or blocking scenes,” said Etter. “I’m also really excited because it’s my first show and I couldn’t have chosen a better musical for my first.”

Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for students and senior citizens, and $6 for students with an activity card.