CCA Envision Theatre Presents “Avenue Q: School Edition”

Carmel Valley San Diego Community | Canyon Crest Academy | Avenue Q PosterCanyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre Presents:

“Avenue Q: School Edition”

In the Proscenium Theatre

Mar 21 – Mar 30, 2013 

SAN DIEGO (March 8, 2012) – Award-winning Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision Theatre is thrilled to present Avenue Q – School Edition, Guest Directed by Dana Carr, with Musical Direction by Stephanie Sabin, Puppetry Direction by Lynne Jennings, San Diego Guild of Puppetry from March 21- March 30, 2013 at the Proscenium Theatre.


Music and Lyrics by  Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Book by  Jeff Whitty
Based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx

Originally Produced on Broadway by Kevin McCollum, Robyn Goodman, Jeffrey Seller, Vineyard Theatre and The New Group

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.  AVENUE Q SCHOOL EDITION is a laugh-out-loud musical that 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.

Carmel Valley San Diego Community | CCA | Avenue Q School Edition Cast.2

Left, Hunter Schwarz as Princeton. Right, Alison Norwood as Kate Monster. Photo by Susan Farese

Because the original AVENUE Q has some content elements that have previously made it a difficult choice for some high school productions, MTI has worked with the AVENUE Q authors to create an adaptation that maintains the dramatic intention and integrity of the piece, while editing it to make it more appropriate for high school audiences and performers.  Suggested for mature audiences.

Avenue Q School Edition is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019; Phone 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 


Guest Director Dana Carr is a thirty-six year theater veteran in the North County community having done everything from performing to stage management to directing.  She has directed/choreographed several productions for Mission Hills High School and recently directed/choreographed “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” for Oceanside Theater Company. 


PRINCETON, Hunter Schwarz

KATE MONSTER, Alison Norwood

NICKY (vocal), Julian Coker

NICKY, Emmy Farese

ROD, Elliot Rappaport

BRIAN, Alex Waxler


GARY COLEMAN, Brooke Patterson

LUCY, Grace Condon

TREKKIE MONSTER (vocal), Ben Sutton


MRS. BUTZ/LUCY U/S, Julia Vanderwiel


RICKY (vocal)/FANTASY NICKY (vocal), Kion Heidari

RICKY 2/FANTASY NICKY, Nicole Belinsky

BAD IDEA BEAR 1, Jess Tierney

BAD IDEA BEAR 2, Josh Guichert

KATE U/S, Halle Hoffman


Carmel Valley San Diego Community | CCA | Avenue Q School Edition Cast.

Left, Emmy Farese as Nicky. Right, Julian Coker as Nicky “Vocal.” Elliot Rappaport as Rod. Photo by Susan Farese

ENSEMBLE: Nicole Belinsky, Ammagrace Chang, Marin Ross Eyjolfsdottir,Talia Goodman, Kion Heidari, Halle Hoffman, Kristin Knox, Steve Macario,  Katherine Michel,  Alexi Stein, Jacob Surovsky, Jess Tierney, Julia Vanderwiel, and Mandy Wirt

Stage Manager: Patrick McClanahan;  Assistant Stage Manager: Beatriz Pereira

CCA Envision Theatre is supported by the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation, a parent-led 501(c)(3) organization providing fantastic opportunities across academics, athletics, and the arts, and creating an environment where students can thrive.  Your tax-deductible donation to the CCA Foundation is vitally needed to continue our support of these programs.  You can donate online at

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