AVENUE Q – OPENS AT SAN FRANCISCO’S ORPHEUM THEATRE AUGUST 7th

Limited View Rush Tickets available for every performance through Sunday, September 2nd

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By Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Fine Arts Critic
Copyright © 2007 San Francisco Sentinel

A limited number of $25 “limited view” orchestra rush seats will be made available for every performance of AVENUE Q, the Tony® Award-winning musical, playing Tuesday, August 7 through Sunday, September 2 at the Orpheum Theatre (1192 Market Street at 8th). The $25 tickets go on sale at the Orpheum Theatre box office, on the day of performance ONLY, two hours prior to the show and are available to anyone, cash ONLY, with a limit of two tickets per person. These tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis and are VOID if resold. Photo ID must be presented at the time of purchase.

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AVENUE Q – The Company. Photo by Carol Rosegg

AVENUE Q, irreverent, fun and risqué, is about trying to make it in NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account. The three-time Tony Award winning musical (Best Musical, Best Original Score of a Musical and Best Book of a Musical), features a cast of thirteen veteran performers, many from the Las Vegas and Broadway productions of the show. AVENUE Q will launch its national tour in San Francisco.

AVENUE Q is the creation of a host of talented young (all “30-somethings”) theater artists. AVENUE Q, directed by Jason Moore, features music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, book by Jeff Whitty, based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx; Puppet design is by Rick Lyon, musical supervision by Stephen Oremus, choreography by Ken Roberson, scenic design by Anna Louizos, costume design by Mirena Rada, lighting design by Howell Binkley, and sound design by Acme Sound Partners.

To get a sneak peek of what goes on backstage, listen to the SHN podcast to hear interviews with creative team members or actors for all SHN productions. For Podcast downloads: PODCAST – SHN

To purchase tickets on-line: AVENUE Q

Tickets range in price from $30 to $90 and are also available at the Orpheum Theatre Box Office, 1192 Market at 8th Street, Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.
For groups of 15 or more, call Group Sales: 415-551-2020.
For more information on the forthcoming season:
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
MAMMA MIA!
SPRING AWAKENING
THE COLOR PURPLE
THE WIZ

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San Francisco Sentinel’s Fine Arts Critic Seán Martinfield is a native San Franciscan. He is a Theatre Arts Graduate from San Francisco State University, a professional singer, and well-known private vocal coach to Bay Area actors and singers of all ages and persuasions. His clients have appeared in Broadway National Tours including Wicked, Aïda, Miss Saigon, Rent, Bye Bye Birdie, in theatres and cabarets throughout the Bay Area, and are regularly featured in major City events including Diva Fest, Gay Pride, and Halloween In The Castro. As an Internet consultant in vocal development and audition preparation he has published thousands of responses to those seeking his advice concerning singing techniques, professional and academic auditions, and careers in the Performing Arts. Mr. Martinfield’s Broadway clients have all profited from his vocal methodology, “The Belter’s Method”, which is being prepared for publication. If you want answers about your vocal technique, post him a question on AllExperts.com. If you would like to build up your vocal performance chops and participate in the Bay Area’s rich theatrical scene, e-mail him at: sean.martinfield@gmail.com.

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