The Village Players will present the hilarious musical Avenue Q for seven performances at the historic James McCabe Theatre in Valrico.

The Village Players, a community theatre group located in Valrico, will present Avenue Q. The Village Players will perform this musical on Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26, at 8:15 p.m.; Friday, June 1, at 8:15 p.m.; Saturday, June 2, at 7 p.m. and 12 Midnight; and Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8, at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $12.

All performances will be held at the historic James McCabe Theatre, located at 506 Fifth St. in Valrico.

Avenue Q is winner of the Tony “Triple Crown.” The musical won Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. Avenue Q tells the story of recent college grad named Princeton. He moves to a  New York apartment and learns that while the residents seem nice, it is clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and to discover their purpose in life.

Avenue Q uses both actors and puppets to tell its story. According to director Brian Carpenter, “While the show has puppets, it is an adult show. There is explicit language, adult themes and sexual situations.”

The cast for the Village Players performance includes Kat Coates, Lucas Coura, Matt Elliott, Elizabeth Feist, Keturah Hawke, Julian Kazenas, Jamie Millan, Sam Schneider-Behen, Joshua Willis and Tyler Wood.

The James McCabe Theatre was built in 1915 and is an historic landmark. The Village Players are funded and supported solely by the generosity of the community. Carpenter said, “In addition to fulfilling our role as both a theatrical center and a venue for all of the arts in the Brandon/Valrico area, we are always striving to preserve our historic landmark building.”

For more information on the Village Players and to obtain tickets to Avenue Q, call Carpenter at 309-7191 or e-mail

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