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Tony Award-winning 'Avenue Q' Coming to Downtown Adrian

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Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, you won’t want to miss Avenue Q! Entertainment Weekly said Avenue Q was “one of the funniest shows you’re ever likely to see,” and it was called, “Subversive and uproarious” by The New Yorker. The show features a cast of people and puppets who tell the story of recent college grad Princeton in a smart, risqué and downright entertaining way. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends, struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life. The show is full of heart and hummable tunes.


Avenue Q is a witty Sesame Street satire, written by Jeff Whitty, with music and lyrics by the songwriting team of Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. Songs include, “It Sucks To Be Me,” “Mix Tape,” “Schadenfreude,” and “What Do You Do With A B.A. In English?” Due to adult situations, including sexual content and explicit language, the show is considered PG-13.


The Croswell’s cast includes: Matthew Bowland (Toledo,OH) as Princeton/Rod, Kelly Fandrey (Toledo) as Kate Monster/Lucy, Eric Wright-Olsen (Ann Arbor, MI) as Nicky/Trekkie Monster, Natalie Kissinger (Maumee, OH) as Christmas Eve, Melissa Paschall (Jackson, MI) as Gary Coleman, Jamie Buechele (Ottawa Lake, MI) and Joshua Mohler (Monroe, MI) as The Bad Idea Bears, and others, and Rebecca Craig (Adrian, MI) and Jesse Monte (Tecumseh, MI) as a variety of puppet and human characters. Eric Parker (Chicago, IL), plays Brian, and also directs the show.


Other members of the artistic team include: Jonathan Sills - Music Director, Janine Woods-Thoma - Scenic Designer, Tiff Crutchfield - Lighting Designer, Jee-Hak Pinonealut-Sound Designer, Alyssa Battersby-Costume Designer, and Katie Metz – Stage Manager.


Avenue Q runs May 11 – 20 at the Croswell, with performances Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:oopm, and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets for Avenue Q are $28 for adults and $25 for students and seniors, and are available now. For information about tickets, call the Croswell at 517-264-SHOW (7469), stop in to the box office at 129 E. Maumee, Adrian, MI, Mon-Fri, 9-5 pm or visit the website,

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