McCain brings in musical, latin band


In the latest of a series of musicals, Avenue Q will be coming to McCain Auditorium to perform as part of the auditorium’s Performance Series. Avenue Q won the Tony award for Best Musical in 2004, and it is a musical that involves people and puppets.

Todd Holmberg, executive director of McCain, said the musical was about issues like drinking, racism, sex and addictions.

“The demographic is perfect for the college student and it is also the funniest show I have ever seen,” Holmberg said. “It is very innovative in its use of puppets interacting with humans. So it’s really just a smart and entertaining show.”

Avenue Q is scheduled for April 3 at 4 p.m.

Also part of the McCain Performance Series, the band Los Lonely Boys is scheduled to perform at K-State. The group is a mixture of electric blues, rock ‘n’ roll and soul, and are best known for winning a Grammy for their song “Heaven.”

Holmberg said he tries to bring world-class bands to K-State.

“I thought Los Lonely Boys would be appealing to a wide-ranging audience,” Holmberg said. “It’s going to be a fully amplified concert. There are going to be a lot of tunes that have a Latin flavor, and they do a pretty good job mixing all those elements to create a hip and unusual sound.”

Los Lonely Boys is scheduled to perform at McCain at 7:30 p.m. on April 8.