Theatre and Dance


Thursday, November 2 – Sunday, November 12, 2023AVENUE Q 2023
Avenue Q
Allen Theatre Mainstage at Playhouse Square
Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Book by Jeff Whitty
Directed by Russ Borski
Musical Direction by Maria DiDonato


American Sign Language (ASL) supported performance: Thursday, November 9, 2023
Sign Language Interpreters will be present to sign along with the live performance. 
Get $5.00 tickets for this performance with Discount Code ASL

Code                     Details
STUCSU -             $5.00 CSU Student (w/ID)             
ALUCSU -             $10.00 CSU Alum 
FAC -                    $10.00 CSU Faculty/Staff (w/ID)                                  
ASL-                      $5.00 Sign Language Performance (Nov. 9, 2023 only) 
1SEN -                  $10.00 Seniors 65+          
NST -                    $10.00 Non-CSU student (w/School ID)     
GRP-                     $10.00 Groups of 10+ (CALL TICKET OFFICE FOR GROUP SALES – 216-241-6000)

SUMMARY: 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. The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who 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. Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, "Avenue Q" is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere.
Warning: mature themes explored through poly-foam puppetry! 


Emily Anderson Bad Idea Bear
Nathalie Bermudez Ensemble / Lucy US
Aidan Callahan Ensemble / Trekkie / Brian US
Sam Cohen Ricky; Nicky / Rod Understudy
Léo Fez Brian; Princeton US
Zoë Frager Ensemble / Mrs. T., Ricky, Trekkie 2, Nicky 2 Understudy
Logan Gallant Princeton
Brooke Hamilton Kate Monster
Nick Hassan Trekkie Monster
Kaleny Kilsa-Balfour Ensemble / Bear US
Jade Lopez Lucy
Tyler Milicic Rod
Quinn Montgomery Bad Idea Bear / Newcomer
Cal Singer-Holden Nicky
Dana Sumpter Mrs. T / Trekkie #2 / US Kate Monster
Trinity Thomas Gary Coleman
Lucie Vonau Christmas Eve
Josie Wilka Ensemble


Russ Borski Director / Costume & Puppet Design / Scenic & Props Design
Maria DiDonato Musical Director
Payton Nielsen Assistant Director
Fern Barajas Stage Manager
Madison Ries Assistant Stage Manager
Lucy Geiser Assistant Stage Manager
David  Stoughton Lighting Designer
Carlton Guc Sound Designer
Terry Pieritz Costume / Puppet Designer
Cameron  Michalak Technical Director
Logan Chapman Assistant Lighting Designer / Main Electrician
Laur Davie Light Board Operator
Spencer Shafron Electrician / Spot Operator
PJ Sobczak Electrician / Spot Operator
Maddie Mohler Electrician  
Jack Coughlin Electrician  
Dani Zilka A1
Jimmy Romeo A2
Carter Defibaugh Run Crew
Collin Pertner Run Crew
Maggie Natt Run Crew
Angela Pederson Run Crew
AJ  Duncan Run Crew
Cassandra Miller-Myers Wardrobe Head
Allison Mendoza Wardrobe  
Jacquelyn Long Wardrobe  
Mackenzie Barton Wardrobe  
Haley Cooper Wardrobe  
Katie Steim Wardrobe  
Kat O'Donnell Wardrobe  
Cecelia Brown Wardrobe  
Kristina Telban Puppet Wrangler
Katie Lytle Puppet Wrangler
Grant Crawford Puppet Wrangler
Ellie Zalar Puppet Wrangler
Caitlin Mason Puppet Wrangler


Heidi Herczeg Keyboard 2
Michael McCan Reeds
Christopher Parsons Bass
Joe Rangel Guitar
Nathan Taylor Drums