Theatre UAB Avenue Q

Theatre UAB presents Tony Award-winning musical "Avenue Q" from April 8-12

“Avenue Q” is not a typical musical: Think “Sesame Street” for adults. Winner of the Tony Awards’ “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, “Avenue Q” is a hilarious, irreverent, sweetly satiric coming-of-age parable performed by “Muppet”-style puppets alongside human actors.

It is an incredible opportunity for students in the UAB College of Arts and SciencesDepartment of Theatre, says Valerie Accetta, director and Theatre UAB’s head of musical theater. Besides the challenges of singing and dancing in a typical musical, the actors in “Avenue Q” are also puppeteers.

Theatre UAB will present “Avenue Q”at 7:30 p.m. April 8-11 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 12, in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. The show’s music and lyrics are by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, with the book by Jeff Whitty. This play contains adult language and themes and is not for young audiences. General admission tickets are $12 and $15, $6 for students, and $10 for UAB employees and senior citizens. For tickets, call 205-975-2787 or visit Theatre UAB online at Read more about the age-appropriateness of the show on the Theatre UAB site.  

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ASC new sound system

UAB’s Alys Stephens Center debuts new Meyer sound system

Audiences now can hear the newest cutting-edge sound system uniquely configured for the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center by the world’s leading audio innovators, engineers and designers: Meyer Sound Laboratories.

Patrons can experience the new system at upcoming ASC shows, including the Wailers on March 20, California and Montreal Guitar Trios on April 18, Diana Krall on April 20, Steve Winwood on May 2, and Dr. John and the Nite Trippers on May 16. Call 205-975-2787 for tickets or visit

The comprehensive system includes crystal-clear coverage of all 1,300 seats in the Jemison Concert Hall, including the Choral Balcony, the seats that encircle the rear of the stage. The audio difference between the front row and the back row requires a computer to measure.

The world’s most prestigious halls, from Oslo to Jerusalem to Hong Kong, feature Meyer audio systems. Eastman Kodak Hall, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall are proud of their Meyer sound support, and the ASC has now joined that club of excellence and discrimination. Read more about Meyer at