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June 05, 2013 - June 30, 2013

Music And Lyrics By Robert Lopez And Jeff Marx
Book By Jeff Whitty
Based on an Original Concept By Robert Lopez And Jeff Marx
Puppets conceived and designed by Rick Lyon

Avenue Q contains adult language, adult content and obscene amounts of felt. 

Winner, Tony Award “Best Musical”

Winner, Tony Award “Best Score”

Winner, Tony Award “Best Book”

See what all the fuzz is about! Closing out The Rep’s season is Avenue Q, one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history and Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. Avenue Q takes Sesame Street into the real world with hilarious results as recent grad Princeton navigates post-college life.
The cast of Arkansas Repertory Theatre's production of Avenue Q. Photography by John David Pittman. © Copyright 2013 Arkansas Repertory Theatre. All rights reserved. Avenue Q has not been authorized or approved by the Jim Henson Company or Sesame Workshop, which have no responsibility for its content.

“...a savvy, sassy and eminently likable...breakthrough musical”– The New York Times


More South Park than Sesame Street (and NOT appropriate for children), Avenue Q is an adult, laugh-out-loud puppet 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. There, he meets Kate (the girl next door), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the Internet sexpert), Lucy the Slut (need we say more?) and other colorful types who help Princeton finally discover his purpose in life.

“...an ingenious combination of ‘The Real World’ and ‘Sesame Street’”– The New Yorker

Part flesh, part felt and all heart, Avenue Q was co-created by Robert Lopez, who also co-created the recent Broadway hit The Book of Mormon with Comedy Central’s “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Lopez received Tony Awards for both Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon. Named “Best on Broadway” in 2003, critics universally called Avenue Q “the most fun onstage this year!”

“A fun, sweet and funny show filled with memorable tunes…great singing and some very impressive puppet work — it didn’t win three Tony Awards for nothing, after all.”Arkansas Times

“…disarmingly charming…a hoot, with an unexpected dose of heart…” Arkansas Democrat Gazette

“This clever puppet musical gives us relatable characters...delightful and upbeat music, adding a touch of hilarity with every verse.” InArkansas.com

“…phenomenal…adorable…even when it's insulting you to your face. And you'll probably love every minute of it.” Sync Weekly

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Cast

Shaleah Adkisson* ... Gary Coleman
Chad Burris+ ... Ensemble, US Nicky/Trekkie, US Brian
Kathleen Choe* ... Christmas Eve
Will Holly* ... Princeton/Rod
Jimmy Kieffer* ... Brian
Lauren McClendon+ ... US Gary Coleman
Bailey Means* ... Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut
Henry Melhorn+ ... US Princeton/Rod, US Ensemble
Leah Monzillo* ... Mrs. T/Bad Idea Bear & others
Ethan Paulini* ... Nicky/Trekkie, Bad Idea Bear & others
Mary Katelin Ward+ ... US Kate Monster/Lucy, US Mrs. T/Bad Idea Bear

Crew

Puppet Designer/Puppet Coach: Rick Lyon
Costume Designer: Shelly Hall
Resident Set Designer/Technical Director: Mike Nichols
Sound Designer: Allan Branson
Lighting Designer: Daniel Davisson
Director/Choreographer: Robert Kolby Harper*
Properties Designer: Lynda J. Kwallek
AEA Stage Manager: Jana Llynn*
Set Designer: Christopher Pickart
Music Director: Michael Rice

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PERFORMANCES & SPECIAL EVENTS 
PAY WHAT YOU CAN NIGHT
Wednesday, June 5 | 7 p.m.
Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main Street, Little Rock

The
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette presents The Rep’s “Pay What You Can Night” on Wed., June 5 Patrons can pay any amount they wish for their ticket. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Box Office at 601 Main Street the day of the performance. The Box Office will be open from 9 a.m. until curtain. Tickets are limited to (2) two per person.
Offer is based on seating availability.


PRESHOW DIRECTOR TALKS
Wednesday, June 5 and Thursday, June 6 | 6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. 
Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main Street, Little Rock

A preshow talk will take place on the set of
Avenue Q with Director Robert Kolby Harper and members of the creative team.

CLINTON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE Distinguished Speaker Series 
Thursday, June 6 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Clinton School of Public Service, 1200 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock

Join Rep Producing Artistic Director Bob Hupp as he hosts the cast from The Rep’s production of Avenue Q for a panel discussion on this unique puppet musical.

Arkansas Repertory Theatre works in partnership with the Clinton School of Public Service to participate in their Distinguished Speaker Series, hosting educational panel discussions on various Rep productions. The panel discussions are led by Producing Artistic Director Bob Hupp and include insights from guest directors, actors and Bob himself on bringing compelling stories to The Rep stage. Call the Clinton School at (501) 683-5239 for reservations.

OPENING NIGHT
Friday, June 7 | 8 p.m.
Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main Street, Little Rock
Opening Night for Avenue Q will include a post-show reception with the cast immediately following the show. Complimentary champagne and light hors d'oeuvres will be provided.


BrewHaHa | Thursday, June 27
6:00 p.m. | Pizza and Brews in The Rep's Main Lobby
7:00 p.m. |
Avenue Q on The Rep's MainStage
Beer provided by Golden Eagle, pizza and lots of laughs with Avenue Q!
For tickets to BrewHaHa click here.

SIGN INTERPRETATION
The performance of Avenue Q on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. will be sign interpreted for the hearing impaired. 

PERFORMANCE RUN
Avenue Q
will run for four weeks with performances from June 7-June 30, 2013, Wednesday through Sunday.

SHOW TIMES
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evening performances 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday evening performances 8 p.m.  Sunday Matinees performances 2 p.m. 


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