Avenue Q

The Musical

Music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty
Based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Orchestrations and Arrangements by Stephen Oremus

Directed by Saffron Henke
Music Direction by Stephen Lytle

April 16–18; April 23–25, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
April 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
Gates-Abegglen Theatre

$7 students, $8 seniors, $9 adults


Disclaimer:

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


New York Times review:

“AVENUE Q is great for teenagers because it's about real life. It may not be appropriate for young children because AVENUE Q addresses issues like sex, drinking, and surfing the web for porn. It's hard to say what exact age is right to see AVENUE Q - parents should use their discretion based on the maturity level of their children.”

Quote by Alan Bresloff from Around the Town Chicago

"A rip roaring, laugh a minute satire on the characters of the famous "Sesame Street" that many of today's theater audiences grew up learning from. Well, this "very ADULT" version, continues to teach us, but perhaps topics that are just a bit different and perhaps a might naughtier.”

Production Team and Cast

Director Assistants - Kaela Smith, Natasia Reinhart
Scenic Designer - Gion DeFrancesco
Costume Designer - Melanie Mortimore
Lighting Designer - Russ Blain
Hair and Make-up Design - Meredith Keister
Sound Designer - Geoffrey D. Fishburn
Puppet Design - Grant Lemasters
Puppet construction supervisor - Melanie Mortimore
Puppet coach - Aretta Baumgartner
Technical Director - Curtis Mortimore
Vocal Coach - Becky Childs
Stage Manager - Carly Mungovan
Assistant Stage Managers - Taylor Schenck, Gabriella Sanchez
Vocal coach - Becky Childs

Princeton – Kelcey Steele
Kate Monster – Taylor Hayes
Rod – Josh Stothfang
Nicky – Sean Davis
Lucy the Slut – Caroline Grace Williams
Gary Coleman – DayDay Robinson
Christmas Eve – Cara Hinh
Brian - Hunter Dobereiner
Trekkie – Simon Sedmak (voice), Anthony Thompson
Newcomer – Anthony Thompson
Bad Idea Bear/ Gay Nicky – Mario Formica
Bad Idea Bear/ Mrs. T – Megan Haynes
Male Swing – Matthew Ebersbach
Female Swing – Natasia Reinhardt

Musicians and Music Selections

Keyboard 1: Janice Murray
Keyboard 2: Jack Liles
Reeds: Dustin Deao
Guitars: Aaron Almashy
Bass: Will Wagner
Percussion: Joe Atkinson

Act 1

The Avenue Q Theme
What Do You Do with a B.A. In English?
It Sucks to be Me
If You Were Gay
Purpose
Everyone's a Little Bit Racist
The Internet is for Porn
A Mix Tape
I'm Not Wearing Underwear Today
Special
You Can Be as Loud as the Hell You Want
Fantasies Come True
My Girlfriend Who Lives in Canada
There's a Fine, Fine Line

Act 2
There is Life Outside Your Apartment
The More You Ruv Someone
Schadenfreude
I Wish I Could Go Back to College
The Money Song
There's a Fine, Fine Line (reprise)
B.A. in English (reprise)

The History of Avenue Q

  • AVENUE Q opened off-broadway at the Vineyard Theatre in March 2003, where it gained rave reviews, and was extended four times!
  • It won the 2003 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding New Musical, as well as a nomination for the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical award.
  • It began previews at the Golden Theatre on July 11th, 2003, with a July 31, 2003 opening. AVENUE Q played its final Broadway performance on September 13, 2009.
  • AVENUE Q is currently playing Off-Broadway at New World Stages.

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Robert Lopez and Jeff Whitty Biographies

(contents from http://www.mtishows.com

ROBERT LOPEZ shared a Tony Award and Grammy nomination for AVENUE Q, the 20th longest running Broadway musical, which he co-wrote and conceived. More recently he collaborated with South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker to write and compose the smash Broadway comedy THE BOOK OF MORMON. With his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez, he wrote FINDING NEMO: THE MUSICAL (Playing in Orlando since 2006), the Broadway-bound original musical UP HERE, and songs for WINNIE THE POOH (Disney Feature Animation 2011). He shared two Emmy awards for his music for THE WONDER PETS, and an emmy nomination for the "SCRUBS" musical episode. Member BMI Workshop, Dramatists Guild, WGA, AEA, Yale grad, native NY'er.

JEFF WHITTY (Book) won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Avenue Q. Plays include The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler, The Hiding Place, The Plank Project, Suicide Weather, and Balls. Theaters presenting his work include the Atlantic Theater Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Repertory, and the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. Upcoming: Tales of the City: The Musical with music by Jake Shears and John Garden of the pop group Scissor Sisters, as well as Bring It On: The Musical with music by Tom Kitt, Amanda Green, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. As an actor, Jeff has appeared Off-Broadway, regionally, and in films and TV. www.Whitless.com