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Photo Coverage: Avenue Q Tour Press Rehearsal

A press rehearsal was recently held for the first national tour of Avenue Q, which features a cast of thirteen veteran performers - many from the Las Vegas and Broadway productions of the show!

Avenue Q, the smash hit musical featuring a cast of people and puppets, begins its national tour in San Francisco playing August 7 through September 2 at the Orpheum Theatre as the eighth and final show of the 2006-2007 Best of Broadway season.   Tickets go on sale Sunday, June 17.  "Avenue Q, irreverent, fun and risqué, is about trying to make it in NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account.  The three-time Tony Award winning musical (Best Musical, Best Original Score of a Musical and Best Book of a Musical)," state press materials.  Avenue Q, which continues its hit Broadway run, won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Musical.

The cast of people and puppets includes Robert McClure (Princeton, Rod), Cole Porter (Brian), Kelli Sawyer (Kate Monster, Lucy The Slut & others), Christian Anderson (Nicky, Trekkie Monster, Bear & others) Angela Ai (Christmas Eve), Carla Renata (Gary Coleman), and Minglie Chen (Mrs. T., Bear & others).   Rounding out the cast are ensemble members and swings Jennie Kwan, Maggie Lakis, Seth Rettberg, Erica Robinson, Danielle Thomas, and Cullen R. Titmas.  Avenue Q, directed by Jason Moore, features music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, book by Jeff Whitty, based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx.  Puppet design is by Rick Lyon.

Visit www.avenueq.com for tickets and more information.

Kelli Sawyer with Lucy the Slut

Robert McClure with Princeton

Cole Porter and Kelli Sawyer with Kate Monster

Minglie Chen and Christian Anderson with Nicky

Robert McClure and Rod

Christian Anderson and Robert McClure

Cole Porter and Angela Ai

Kelli Sawyer

Cole Porter, Carla Renata, Robert McClure and Christian Anderson

The cast

Minglie Chen and Christian Anderson

Angela Ai and Minglie Chen

Carla Renata

Kelli Sawyer

Robert McClure

Carla Renata

Resident Director Evan Ensign and cast

The Avenue Q tour cast!

Danielle Thomas

Carla Renata and Danielle Thomas

Erica Robinson and Danielle Thomas

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