Theatre group revives ‘Avenue Q’


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Theatre Alliance will roll out the red carpet as it showcases the Tony Award-winning musical comedy “Avenue Q” from July 19-28 at 1047 Northwest Blvd.

The show has been compared as a cross between “Sesame Street” and “The Muppet Show,” but with an adult bent.

“Avenue Q” is a musical about the lively and off-the-wall characters on a downtown New York street trying to make sense of life’s burning issues: love, work and relationships and more. It follows Princeton, a bright-eyed college graduate who is new to the area as he tries to follow his dreams and discover his ever-elusive purpose in life.

Performances are July 19-20, 24-27 at 8 p.m., July 20 and 27 at 4 p.m. and July 28 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $16/adults, $14/students, seniors. Opening night tickets are $14/adults, $12/students. Purchases are available at the box office on Fridays from 12:30-3 p.m., Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006 or online at


Chorus seeks singers

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Triad Pride Men’s Chorus is accepting new singers for all voice parts (tenor 1, tenor 2, baritone and bass) for the upcoming season. Placements will be held on Tuesdays during August.

Singers do not have to be trained or exceptional singers, but should be able to carry a tune and follow the director’s instructions. Also, being unable to read music is not an issue as rehearsal CDs are provided to assist with memorization.

The chorus began in 1999 and held its first concert in June of the same year. It is a member of The Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses. It performs choral music to “entertain, enlighten and enrich while promoting equality and social justice for all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity — fostering pride, understanding and acceptance.” William Southerland serves as its artistic director and conductor. Mario Capano is the assistant artistic director and accompanist.

Rehearsals are on Tuesdays in Greensboro, 7:30-9:30 p.m., at the Greensboro Cultural Center, Room 121, 200 N. Davie St.

For those who are interested in joining, call 336-589-6267 or email


Foundation reaches goal

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Adam Foundation’s Board of Directors has announced that its goal of establishing its Adam Legacy Fund has been achieved.

The organization has been able to deposit $25,000 in the fund, an endowment with The Winston-Salem Foundation that helps secure The Adam Foundation’s future in meeting its mission of serving the needs of the local LGBT community.

Over 70 Adam Foundation and local LGBT leaders watched as its President Larry Boles presented the ceremonial check to the Winston-Salem Foundation representative Jonathan Halsey on June 27 at Mary’s Gourmet Diner. They were recognized at the event.

Donors, sponsors and partners throughout Adam’s 24-year history were instrumental in achieving this milestone. It helps to strengthen Adam’s ability to contribute long term to grants in the Triad area.

More information is forthcoming on the endowment campaign launch.

The foundation will host its martini night on July 10, 6-9 p.m., at 6th and Vine Wine Bar, 209 W. 6th St., with a presentation of grant recipients at 7 p.m.


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