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Weekly Edition - Published 14 November 2015


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A smash hit Broadway and West End show, 'Avenue Q', heads to Liverpool
Photos on this page by Jo Forrest.

STARTING 2016 off in style, at the Liverpool Empire, over 22 February to 27 February 2016, will be 'Avenue Q.' This comedy musical started life in the Manhattan's Theater District of the "Big Apple", in the US. It quickly became a smash hit on Broadway, later in the UK it became a major box office hit at the West End. Most recently, 'Avenue Q.' has been critically acclaimed, with it's 2014 UK Tour. This award winning show will bringing a host of fuzzy friends to Liverpool, playing at the Empire Theatre, and tickets are now sale, but selling faster than fresh, hot bagels in Time Square.

Featuring the naughtiest puppets in town, brought hilariously to life by an ensemble cast of 11 performers, Avenue Q is a Tony Award winning musical about growing up, dreaming big, and finding your purpose in life.

Meet Princeton, a bright eyed graduate who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. Soon discovering that the only neighbourhood in his price range is 'Avenue Q', he finds himself moving in with some truly quirky characters. There’s Brian the out of work comedian and his therapist fiancée Christmas Eve; Nicky the good hearted slacker and his closet gay Republican roommate Rod, an Internet 'sexpert' called Trekkie Monster and a very cute kindergarten teacher named Kate Monster. And would you believe the building’s superintendent is Gary Coleman?! Featuring hysterically funny songs including The Internet is for Porn and Everyone’s A Little Bit Racist, Avenue Q is a hilarious musical with a warm (and very fuzzy) heart.

'Avenue Q' 1st opened Off Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre in 2003, before transferring to Broadway later that year where it won three Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. In 2006 it transferred to the West End produced by Cameron Mackintosh, where it ran for five years before touring the UK. It has appeared in more than ten countries all over the world.

Avenue Q is co-created by Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Robert Lopez, who also co-created the smash hit Broadway and West End musical:- 'The Book of Mormon.' With his wife Kristen Anderson Lopez, Robert also co-wrote the songs for Disney’s recent animated feature, 'Frozen', with his work also seen on television in:- 'Scrubs', 'The Simpsons' and 'Southpark.'

The cast features Sarah Harlington as Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut, Richard Lowe as Princeton/Rod and Arina II as Christmas Eve. Returning to the show following last year’s tour are Stephen Arden as Nicky/Trekkie Monster, Richard Morse as Brian, Etisyai Philip as Gary Coleman and Jessica Parker as Mrs T/ Bad Idea Bear. The cast also includes:- Michael Woolston-Thomas, Douglas Walker and Cleopatra Joseph.

'Avenue Q' is produced by Sell a Door Theatre Company, who 1st presented this new production in a 6 month tour in 2014. Formed in 2007, Sell a Door creates touring productions aimed at engaging young adults in live theatre. Recent productions include a forthcoming UK Tour of The History Boys, Seussical in the West End and the debut UK tour of Spring Awakening. Their co-producer is Richard Darbourne Ltd. whose recent work includes Pride and Prejudice on UK Tour and the 25th Anniversary Tour of:- 'Return to the Forbidden Planet.'

Avenue Q has a book by Jeff Whitty and music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. It is directed and choreographed by Cressida Carré, with set design by Richard Evans, lighting design by Charlie Morgan Jones and sound design by Chris Bogg and DBS Solutions. Orchestrations and arrangements are by Stephen Oremus. It is produced by Sell a Door Theatre Co and Richard Darbourne Ltd. Puppets are designed by Paul Jomain for Q Puppets.

For more information about the show, visit the shows official website.

If you want to get to see this amazing show, you must book your tickets now, via going to the Empire Box Office, located on Lime Street, in the Centre of Liverpool, (L1 1JE), call them on:- 0844 871 3017*, or buy online online.
* Don't be slow or you will miss out!

* fees apply to telephone and online bookings.


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