Marcie Gorman, Executive Producer & Artistic Director for MNM Theatre Company, today invited lovers of musical theatre, adult comedy and snarky puppets to come and see Avenue Q, which opens on Friday, May 25, and runs through June 10 at the Kravis Center’s Rinker Playhouse.
Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, this is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children’s show; a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good and life lessons are learned.
Bruce Linser is directing Avenue Q, after helming previous MNM hits Little Shop of Horrors, Company, The World Goes ‘Round and Side by Side by Sondheim. Paul Reekie, who has served as Musical Director for all previous MNM shows, is returning in the same role for this production.
MNM takes pride in spotlighting Florida-based actors, both Equity and non-Equity, and performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds, so the cast of Avenue Q includes Nayomi Braaf*, J.R. Coley*, Robert Fritz, Paul Louis‡,Jayne Ng‡, Rick Peña, Nicole Piro, Courtney Poston, Michael Scott Ross*‡, Kate Ryan, and Wesley Slade‡.
‡ Member of Actors’ Equity Association
* Has appeared in previous MNM shows
MNM’s upcoming production of Avenue Q will have performances at 7:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 1:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $55 each and are available for purchase online through the Kravis Center’s official website at kravis.org; by phone at 561.832.7469; or at the Kravis Center box office, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach.