Avenue Q

"Sesame Street" was never like this!

It could be Sesame Street, but the neighborhood is shabbier. The residents look like the Muppets, but they're a lot more worldly. Plus, their human alter egos are very much a visible part of the zany, adult action.

Welcome to Avenue Q, the runaway Broadway musical comedy that won the 2003 Tony Triple Crown of Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book. Ten years later, it is still running strong off-Broadway in the intimate setting for which it was originally designed.

With issues ranging from sexual identity and porn to racism and relationships, unemployment and even schadenfreude!, Avenue Q packs an intoxicatingly universal punch.

"...the amazing thing about this show is how sweet it is, how much you will care about the characters."

Jane Holahan, Lancaster Online
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"EPAC's Avenue Q is a Smash"

Kelli Curtin, Theatre Sensation
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"'Avenue Q' at EPAC winning production"

Susan Pena, Reading Eagle


Creative Team

EPAC artistic director Edward R. Fernandez, assistant director David Dierwechter and puppet trainer Roger Weaver bring it all into fantastical focus in collaboration with musical director Cheryl Markle, stage manager Joan Adams, technical director Steve Schelling, scenic designer Evan Hill, lighting designer Jeff Cusano, light operator Alex Bannon; sound designer Jeff Bezler; props mistress Alixe Ingoglia, and costume designer Kate Williams.


The exuberant cast turned loose into this unorthodox playpen features Sean Deffley as Princeton/Rod; Katelyn Mullen as Kate Monster/Lucy/Box; Preston Schreffler as Nicky/Trekkie; Bob Breen as Brian; Lindsay Levine as Christmas Eve; Jeremy Patterson as Gary Coleman; Kathleen Harris-Brantham as Mrs. T/Bear/Box/Lucy backup; Brandon Kegerize as Men’s Ensemble/Bear; and Heidi Carletti as Women’s Ensemble/Box and auxiliary puppeteer.



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