Musical Avenue Q to be staged at Morgan-Wixson Theatre
The Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q will be performed at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica beginning Saturday, March 9 through April 6.
Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays at Morgan-Wixson, 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.
Avenue Q tells the story of a recent college graduate named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment on Avenue Q. There, he meets Kate (the girl next door), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the Internet “sexpert”), Lucy “the slut” and other colorful personalities who help Princeton finally discover his purpose in life.
Avenue Q ranks 23rd on the list of longest running shows in Broadway history. The show ended its Broadway run on Sept. 13, 2009, and then reopened off-Broadway at New World Stages in October 2009.
Making his directorial debut at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre, director Kevin Noonchester most recently played the role of Marlin in Disney’s Finding Nemo: The Musical and prior to that was in the Las Vegas company of Avenue Q.
The creative team includes Anne Gesling (musical director), Thomas A. Brown (set designer), William Wilday (lighting designer), and Kristy Pace (producer).
The cast features Aric Martin (Princeton, Rod), Keith E. Wright (Brian), Rachel Hirshee (Kate Monster, Lucy), Matthew Artson (Nicky, Trekkie Monster), Kristina Reyes (Christmas Eve), Celia M. Rivera (Gary Coleman), Anna Younghan (Mrs. T.), and Daniel Jared Hersh and Traci Zazarowitz (ensemble).
The musical is not suitable for children due to adult themes.
Reserved seats are $25-30. For tickets, www.morgan-wixson.org, or (310) 828-7519.