The Once Upon A Time Players (under the artistic direction of BrenDan Stackhouse) kicks off its sixth season this summer with Avenue Q playing three performances June 8-10 at Washington's Crossing Open Air Theatre (355 Washington's Crossing – Pennington Rd) in Titusville.
Avenue Q stars Alex Boniello as Princeton, ElizaBeth Miller as Kate Monster, Tom DeMichele as Trekkie Monster, Brian Dratch as Nicky, Dan Kriss as Rod, Sammi Cohen as Lucy T. Slut, TJ Lamando and April Lavalle as The Bad News Bears, Matt Sydney as Brian, Allison Dufford as Christmas Eve and Olivia Puckett as Gary Coleman. Ailsa Hoke, Robby Haltiwanger, Chiara Trentalange and Jonathan Rosenbaum make up the ensemble.
Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is a musical that features music & lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx with a book by Jeff Whitty. A downright hilarious musical, Avenue Q tells the timeless story of a recent college graduate, Princeton, who moves into a New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. However, shortly upon arrival Princeton discovers this is not your typical neighborhood. Upon meeting his new and odd friends, Princeton and them work together to find jobs, dates, deal with daily life issues and discover their true purpose in life. Avenue Q features hits such as "If You Were Gay", "Purpose", "Everyone's A Little Bit Racist", "My Girlfriend Who Lives In Canada" and "For Now".
BrenDan Stackhouse will direct, choreograph and scenic design the production. Musical direction will be by Michael Zweig. Brian Dratch is puppet creator and assistant director. Valerie Caniglia is production stage manager with Chelsea Vann as assistant stage manager.
Performances for Friday, June 8 at 7:30 pm (Opening Night), Saturday, June 9 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, June 10 at 7:30 pm. Tickets for Avenue Q are $15 (Adults) or $10 (Children 12 and under) and can only be purchased at the door. Next on the Main Stage is the Broadway hit Legally Blonde playing July 6-8 and 13-15. For more information, go to www.onceuponatimeplayers.com for more information on Avenue Q and their entire Summer 2012 season. Find us on Facebook and Twitter (@OUATPlayers).