A smash hit Broadway and
West End show, 'Avenue Q', heads to Liverpool
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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
For more information about the show, visit the shows official
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
Don't be slow or you will miss out!
* fees apply to telephone and online bookings.