23 Aug 2012 until 16 Sep 2012
3225 California Street
SNAP! Productions to mount Premiere Omaha Production of Avenue Q
SNAP! Productions, Nebraska’s only tolerance/diversity theatre company, presents the first production of its 2012-2013 season, the Omaha Premiere production of AVENUE Q. AVENUE Q is Broadway’s smash-hit, 2004 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book.
A hilarious show full of heart and hummable tunes, AVENUE Q is about trying to make it in NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account. Called “one of the funniest shows you’re ever likely to see” by Entertainment Weekly, it features a cast of people and puppets who tell the story in a smart, risque and downright entertaining way. The New Yorker calls it “SUBVERSIVE and UPROARIOUS!”
WARNING: AVENUE Q contains full-puppet nudity and simulated puppet sex. May not be suitable for all ages. Side effects may include bouts of uncontrollable laughter, bits of unexplainable smiling and the need to see the show multiple times.
Directed by Daena Schweiger, the musical calls upon seven cast members to sing, act and bring to life the puppets that live on AVENUE Q. SNAP! happily welcomes back to the stage Joe Blackstad, Matthew Uehling, Homero Vela and Rusheaa Smith-Turner, along with Music Director Mitch Fuller, Producer/Puppet Master Michal Simpson, Stage Manager Lisa McNeil, Assistant Stage Manager JoAnn Goodhew, Set Designer Shane Staiger, Light Designer Matt DeNoncour, Costume Designer Echelle Childers, Property Designer Connie Fowler. Debuting on the SNAP! stage will be Samantha Shatley, J.K. Rogers and Kate Simmons. Tom Miller and Martin Magnuson will lend a hand to round out the band.
Buy your tickets now for this quirky musical comedy. AVENUE Q will run from August 23 – September 16, 2012 at 3225 California Street. Curtain times are 8:00 pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 6:00 pm on Sundays. The Sunday, September 16th show will start at 2:00 pm. The theater opens a half hour before curtain time. Reservations must be made on-line at the SNAP! Productions website: www.snapproductions.com. All tickets are $20.00 for this production. NOTE: The Sunday, August 26th performance will be sign language interpreted.
Missions: SNAP! Productions is a nonprofit theatre organization with the mission to provide Educational and Humanistic Support of AIDS-Related Programs and to Promote Understanding and Acceptance of All Members of the Community Through Artistic Expression.