Marcie Gorman, Executive Producer & Artistic Director for MNM Theatre Company, today announced the cast of its first production in 2018, Avenue Q, which will run May 25-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 capacity for this production.
As with its previous productions, MNM spotlights Florida-based actors, both Equity and non-Equity, and performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds, the cast of Avenue Q includes:
- Nayomi Braaf * (Gary Coleman)
- J.R. Coley * (Brian)
- Robert Fritz (Bad Idea Bear, Newcomer, Ricky)
- Paul Louis ‡ (Trekkie Monster, Puppet Trainer)
- Jayne Ng ‡ (Christmas Eve)
- Rick Peña (Nicky)
- Nicole Piro (Lucy)
- Courtney Poston (Bad Idea Bear, Mrs. Thistletwat)
- Michael Scott Ross * ‡ (Rod)
- Kate Ryan (Kate Monster)
- Wesley Slade ‡ (Princeton)
‡ Member of Actors Equity Association
* Has appeared in previous MNM shows
Tickets to MNM’s upcoming production of Avenue Q 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.