During "The Money Song" in Act Two of Avenue Q, the cast collects donations ostensibly for The Monsterssori School, a school for Monsters that is the dream project of one of the characters. Work Light Productions announced that any and all dough collected will be donated to the foundation.
Stephen Gabriel, founding partner and president of Work Light Productions, said in a statement, "One of the most surprising, and delightful things about the show is the sense of community that it engenders between the actors and the audience. Although 'The Money Song' is collecting funds for a fake charity, audiences have been quick to throw their pennies, dollars, bus cards and more into the hat to help out the show's characters."
The donation to the medical center "is in honor of our goddaughter, Ms. Tori Lee, a six-year old patient at the center. We were inspired by seeing the difference that the center has made in Tori and her family's lives, as well as the community at large."
For more information on Avenue Q on tour, visit www.AvenueQonTour.com. For more information about Monmouth Medical Center Foundation/Valerie Center, visit www.MMCValerieCenter.org.