Ark Rep’s AVENUE Q at Clinton School today

Avenue-QThe Arkansas Repertory Theatre works in partnership with the Clinton School of Public Service to participate in the UACS’s Distinguished Speaker Series, hosting educational panel discussions on various Rep productions. The latest in these takes place today, Thursday, June 6 at 12 noon at Sturgis Hall in Clinton Presidential Park.

The panel will feature the cast and crew of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s production of Avenue Q, one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history. With the 2013 Tony Awards this coming Sunday, it is also appropriate to point out that nine years ago today, Avenue Q won three 2004 Tony Awards including an upset win for Best Musical. (It also won Tonys for Best Book and Best Score).

Avenue Q is an adult, laugh-out-loud puppet musical that 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. Call the Clinton School at (501) 683-5239 for reservations to the panel. Call the Rep at (501) 378-0405 for tickets to the musical.

Avenue Q opens tomorrow night (with previews last night and tonight). It runs through Sunday, June 30. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evening performances are at 7 p.m., Friday, Saturday evening performances are at 8 p.m. Sunday Matinees performances are at 2 p.m.