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Avenue Q

Avenue Q
Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty
Based on an Original Concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Directed by Susan Goldman Weisbarth
Musical Direction by Mike Walker

Choreographed by Alison Mattiza

Produced by Gail Bernardi and Margie Bates
November 10 – December 16, 2017
Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm
AVENUE Q is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is an irreverent and hilarious musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, love and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Filled with gut-busting laugh-out-loud humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere.

Watch promo videos featuring Brandon and Nickey, Jacqueline and Mrs T, Samuel and Newcomer, and Megan,

Although the show addresses humorous adult issues and is loosely based on a popular children's show (a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good, and life lessons are learned), this show features adult themes, offensive language and an onstage portrayal of puppet sex. It is not appropriate for children under 16 years of age.

Due to expected demand for tickets we have added a Thursday performance for December 14.

Avenue Q has not been authorized or approved by the Jim Henson Company or Sesame Workshop, which have no responsibility for its content.

Character

CAST

Played by
Princeton/Rod ············ Bryan Burrets
Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut ············ Rachel Berman
Brian ············ Shawn Clifford
Nicky ············ Brandon Gomez
Christmas Eve ············ Angie Jho
Gary Coleman ············ Megan Taylor Cormier
Trekkie Monster ············ Peter Miller
Kyle Monster/Moving Boxes ············ Kyle Whelihan
Mrs Thistletwat/Moving Boxes ············ Jacqueline Garell
Bad Idea Bear Boy/Moving Boxes ············ Brad Halvorsen
Bad Idea Bear Girl/Moving Boxes ············ Maya Efrat
Newcomer/Moving Boxes ············ Samuel Goldman

CAST PICTURES

“We live on Avenue Q! Our friends do too.” Photo by Susan Weisbarth
The naughty Bad Idea Bears tempt Princeton to spend his parents money on beer. Photo by Susan Weisbarth
Nicky gets a word of advice from Gary “what you talkin’ about, Coleman?” Photo by Susan Weisbarth
Christmas Eve gives Kate Monster advice on life and love. Photo by Susan Weisbarth
Kate Monster and Brian lament that their lives have not gone as planned.
Princeton tries to find his purpose as the Moving Boxes help him settle in to his new apartment.
The folks on Avenue Q think that we could all get along if we stopped trying to be so PC (politically correct).
The Bad Idea Bears try to convince Princeton that it’s more fun to be naughty.
Princeton makes Kate Monster a mix tape to show her he cares.
Trekkie Monster tells us that the internet was made for porn.
Rod gathers his friends on Avenue Q to reveal his big secret.
Gary Coleman lets us know that sometimes it’s OK to be loud as the hell you want!
Photos by Sharri Barrett except as noted.

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