“Avenue Q,” the final mainstage production of the school year for the Meramec Theatre, raised more than $2,000 for the Brown Bag Café, an on-campus food pantry run by the Student Assistance program.
The money was raised through a combination of the student-led Theatre Club, which sold pins in the lobby before the show and during intermission, and a collection from the audience during the “Money Song” that was performed by the cast during the second act.
More than 2,000 people saw the laugh-out-loud, adult-themed musical over its five performances, many of them during the Friday and Saturday night performances that sold out.
“It was amazing to see how generous the crowds were, and we are very happy to have raised this money for such a great cause,” said Tricia Duffin, production assistant for the Meramec Theatre.
The Brown Bag Café is located within the Student Assistance program office in Clark Hall. It’s open to any students in need between the hours of 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Wednesday; and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday.