Red Branch Theatre Company to Present AVENUE Q, Beginning 10/5
Red Branch Theatre Company will present its production of Avenue Q, winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. Avenue Q is being directed by Jenny Male, with musical direction by Dustin Merrell.
In an effort to bring its own brand of creativity to this performance, Red Branch Theatre Company has commissioned all original puppets by designer Kaitlen Sousa. These new puppets will harness the spirit of the original show puppets while adding a dash of Red Branch Theatre Company’s own creativity. “While we were given the opportunity to rent replicas of the puppets used on Broadway, we wanted to do something different,” explains Tiffany Underwood Holmes, Red Branch Theatre Company managing director. “We respect and admire the original creators of the show, but in the spirit of the originality and creativity that spawned the original production, we wanted to start precisely where they did... from scratch.”
AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. It is a laugh-out-loud 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, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life. (Please note – This mature comedy is meant for adult ears only.)
October 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20 @ 8:00pm
October 7, 14 & 21 @ 3:00pm
Zac Brightbill as Princeton; Sherry Benedek as Kate Monster; Josh Kemper as Rod; Sara Cobb as Lucy; Gavin Shown as Nicky; Dean Davis as Trekkie Monster; Cory Jones & Beth Cohen as Bad Idea Bears; Erin Branigan as Christmas Eve; Keith Tittermary as Brian; Wil Lewis, III as Gary Coleman; Karice Parada as Mrs. Thistletwat; Erin Adams – Swing/Puppeteer.
Pricing - General Admission - $18
Students/Seniors (65+) - $16
Groups of 10 or more - $15
At the Door - $20
Drama Learning Center, 9130-I Red Branch Rd., Columbia, MD 21045
About the Puppets:
Red Branch Theatre Company has developed a Kickstarter campaign to help off-set the costs of the puppets. Pledges from $1 and up accepted. Visit RBTC’s Kickstarter Page for more information or to help support Red Branch Theatre Company reach its goal by October 5th.