CATCO-Phoenix presents Avenue Q, which is rated R for mature audiences, Aug. 1-26, 2012, at the Vern Riffe Center, Studio One Theatre, 77 S. High St. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the production, including a video promo and the songs "If You Were Gay" and "It Sucks to be Me." Check it out below!
Its clever score includes “If You Were Gay,” “It Sucks to be Me,” and “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist.” Highlights are the funny, cynical, witty and irreverent puppets, Trekkie Monster, Kate Monster, The Bad Idea Bears, Princeton, Newcomer, Rod, Lucy, Nicky, Mrs. Thistletwat and Ricky, created by puppet master, Beth Kattelman, assistant curator of the Lawrence and Lee Theatre Research Institute and professor in the theatre department at The Ohio State University.
Performing in Avenue Q are Bender, Carmen Keels (Kate Monster/Lucy), and Don Knoblauch (Nicky/Trekkie Monster/BadIdea Bear). They are joined by Nicolette Montana, Patricia Wallace-Winbush (Gary Coleman, and Patrick Walters (Brian).
Anderson’s directing credits include The 39 Steps, The Rubenstein Kiss and Souvenir last season and the highly acclaimed production of Doug Wright’s I Am My Own Wife during the 2010-11 season. He has also directed Candide and Hair at the Ohio State University Theatre Department; Love! Valour! Compassion! and The Taste of Sunrise at CATCO; Big River and Pippin at Actors Theatre; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at New Harmony Theatre; and Greater Tuna; Little Shop of Horrors; and Assassins at the former Players Theatre Columbus where he served as Associate Producing Director.
For tickets and more information, visit: http://catco.org/shows/2012-2013/avenue-q
UPDATE! Performances have been added on Thursday, Aug. 23, Friday, Aug. 24, Saturday, Aug. 25, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 26, at 2 p.m.