Kate Monster, Princeton, Brian, Christmas Eve, Gary Coleman, Nicky, Rod, Trekkie Monster, Lucy, Mrs. Thislewat, the Bad Idea Bears
A recent college grad named Princeton 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.
Features hit songs like "If You Were Gay", "The Internet is for Porn", "Mix Tape", and "What Do You Do With a B.A. in English".
Avenue Q features puppets, but is decidedly not a show for children as it addresses issues like sex, drinking, and surfing the web for porn. Were it a movie, it would be rated R.
"The production is deranged but brilliant, nutty but endearing, like a lover you can’t quite quit. “Avenue Q” remains highly original despite a long history on the stage; put on your monster suit and go."
"Avenue Q is an entertaining show for adults with some good tunes (by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx) and a reminder of the simple truths of life, including "There Is Life Outside Your Apartment" and "There's a Fine, Fine Line (between love and a waste of your time.)"
"Unsatisfied with mere triple-threat actors, who are pretty common at OCT these days, Stevens has cast performers Maggie Randolph, Jack O’Brien, Eric Solis and Sierra Wells — all are quadruple threats. They are the life blood of the show, dancing, acting, singing and puppeteering their way to an absolutely fabulous performance."
Racy but fun... “Avenue Q,” the 2004 Tony triple-crown winner now playing at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland, is a puppet show for adults inspired by the childlike naivete of “Sesame Street,” using humor and satire to depict an adult despair, confusion and isolation.
"The story is played out on one of the most complex sets I've seen for Oregon Cabaret Theatre productions, a four-person job to build."
Praise for Avenue Q from Facebook
"Saw it tonight! LOVE this show!! As good or better than when we saw it in San Francisco. FANTASTIC!!"
"Brilliant production!!! Thank you!!"
"Seriously, GO! I laughed so hard that I peed a little."
"Just watched this show on Sunday for my late Fathers Day gift, an AMAZING show and performance by the cast...one of my favorites so far!!"
The food, the old Baptist Church turned theater, the talent, the production value. Worth a lot more than the ticket price. Go! You won't be sorry.
Every part of the evening was wonderful! Yay to cast and crew of the show. Avenue Q - Bravo!
Jack is making his debut performance with Oregon Cabaret. Other performance credits include International Tour: Shrek the Musical (Shrek Standby). 1st National Tour: Ghost the Musical (u/s Sam/Carl). Regional: South Pacific (Cable), Damn Yankees (Joe Hardy), Sleepy Hollow the Musical (Brom Bones), Beauty and the Beast (Beast), Little Shop of Horrors (Dentist). Jack is a graduate of Millikin University. He would like to thank the OCT team, and his friends and family. “Love to Tony and Judas.” jackmobrien.com
Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut
Maggie is appearing for the first time with Oregon Cabaret. Other theatre credits include Woman #2 in Songs for a New World (Barn Stage Company), Fruma Sarah in Fiddler on the Roof (Palos Verdes Performing Arts), Georgie in The Full Monty (Plan B Entertainment). She is a recipient of LA's Next Great Stage Star Award, 2016. Maggie would like to say, “All my love to my family, Axelrod Management and company, KMR, and to everyone who made me feel welcome when I moved to Avenue Q. Always for Carol Tingle.”
Alex returns to the Oregon Cabaret stage after his debut performance of Dr. Everett Scott in The Rocky Horror Show (2017). Other performance credits include Leading Ladies, Jacques Brel, Snow Queen (CTP), La Cage Aux Folles and Sweet Charity (Camelot), Chess (Livia Genise Productions), Next To Normal (Next Stage), and Little Women where he also served as co-director at The Randall Theatre.
Mrs. Thistletwat/Bad Idea Bear in Avenue Q
Sierra was last seen on the OCT stage as LuLu in Cabaret. Other regional performance credits include The Glass Menagerie-Laura, Sense & Sensibility-Marianne, Hamlet-Ophelia (PCPA), Bullshot Crummond-Rosemary, Leading Ladies-Meg, The Tavern-Virginia (The Great American Melodrama). Sierra would like to extend, “Love forever to her family.”
Asha is appearing for the first time with Oregon Cabaret. Other performance credits include After Midnight as Trio Singer with Norwegian Cruise Lines, Legally Blonde as Paulette with Norwegian Cruise Lines, The Drowsy Chaperone as Trix with Prather Entertainment, and Ain't Misbehavin female swing with Theater by the Sea. I'd like to thank my family and friends for the endless love and support I've been given, I'd like to thank the OCT for this fabulous opportunity to perform a dream role, and a special thanks to Galloway Stevens for showing me that time and space does not diminish friendship, kindness, or possibilities. Love to all in my life!
Catherine is making her debut on the Oregon Cabaret stage. Other theatre performance credits include Ludo's Broken Bride (NYMF/Off-Bway), Avenue Q (Phoenix Theatre), The King and I (Lady Thiang). Catherine is an ASU graduate and has happily called NYC home for the past few years. Gratitude to friends, family, and mentors. Visit her at catherinelandeta.com.
Nicky/Trekkie/Bad Idea Bear
Eric is making his Oregon Cabaret debut. Other theatrical credits include Henry, Next To Normal (Next Stage Repertory at The Craterian); Jester/Ensemble, The Arabian Nights; Smee/Ensemble, Peter and the Starcatcher; Otto, Spring Awakening (Southern Oregon University); John Legrasse, Cthulhu the Musical; Grop The Sasquatch, Cattle Mutilation: The Musical! (Puppeteers For Fears); Joe Cable, South Pacific (Camelot Theatre); Father, Ragtime (YES Company). He is co-founder/director/actor at Ashland-based theatre troupe Puppeteers For Fears. Eric would like to say, “Much, MUCH love to Mom, Dad, Kayla, and Austin!”
Director/Choreographer: Galloway Stevens
Musical Director/Tracks: Karl Iverson
Orchestrations and Arrangements: Stephen Oremus
Scenic Designer: Jason Bolen
Costume Designer: Lauren Blair
Lighting Designer: Michael Stanfill
Prop Designer: Andrew Bangs
Puppet Designer: Mary Nagler
Puppeteering Consultant: Lexy Fridell
Technical Director/Production Manager: Christopher Burkhardt
Assistant Technical Director: Nico Hewitt
Stage Manager: Jessica Lynn Dutra
Costume Shop Manager: Makayla Royer
Wardrobe: Julie Bangs
Princeton/Rod: Cody Pettit
Nicky/Trekkie/Bad Idea Bea/Brian: Paul Cosca
Kate/Lucy/Mrs. Thistletwat/Bad Idea Bear: Delaney Barbour
Christmas Eve: Kira Herdklotz-Yasutake