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BEAVERCREEK — Beavercreek Community Theatre will present Edge of the Creek production of the Tony “Triple Crown” Winner for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book — “Avenue Q.”
This story of a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city will be presented at 8 p.m. June 19-20, 26-27 and at 3 p.m. June 21 and 28.
The cast includes Alan Ruddy, playing Princeton, the new guy in town, who is the epitome of sweet and sincere. Kate Monster is played by Danielle Kubasky, who finds the perfect balance between Kate’s sweet and feisty sides, while falling for Princeton. Lindsay Sherman takes on the role of Christmas Eve, completely embodying the spunk and edge, while still maintaining the kind, therapeutic nature. Filling the role of Nicky is A.J. Breslin, who captures the essence of Nicky, wishing to help his best friend find his happiness. For the role of Rod, Brennan Paulin steps into the shoes of the closeted homosexual banker, trying to come to terms with his sexuality. Eric Neuenschwender plays Brian, the husband of Christmas Eve, who is perfectly happy with his unemployed life, much to the chagrin of his wife.
The cast is rounded out by Damon Barnett (Trekkie), Angele Price (Bad Idea Bear/Lucy), and Grant Warden (Bad Idea Bear/Understudy Rod). Stephanie Radford takes on the hilarious real-life role of Gary Coleman, the former celebrity who has lived life and now resides on Avenue Q.
AVENUE Q is a hilarious modern musical that shows how this group of individuals is seeking their purpose in life. 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.
The show, directed by Shawn Storms, is an Edge of the Creek productions, meaning it is intended for mature audiences only. Ms. Storms pulled double duty, also producing the choreography for the show. The show includes music direction from David McKibben.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, BCT Members, and students. Tickets can be reserved by calling 937-429-4737 and leaving a message or by emailing [email protected] For more information, visit the theater’s website at www.bctheatre.org where tickets can also be purchased online.
Beavercreek Community Theatre is located within the Lofino Adult Enrichment and Cultural Arts Center, 3868 DaytonXenia Road.