“CRITIC’S CHOICE… thoroughly engaging… the 99-seat MET Theatre affords a greater opportunity to appreciate the nuanced emotions these fuzzy creations can convey.” – Philip Brandes, LA Times
“An exceptional Broadway quality cast leads this impressive production of AVENUE Q. The Doma Theatre Company has yet another hit on their hands in this intimate production of the successful long running Broadway musical. It is one of our FEATURED events. GO!” – Performing Arts LIVE
“What DOMA has is heart and lots of it. No matter what I have gone to see there, the cast is always 100% committed and everyone from the people who greet you, seat you or pour you your drink, are all so enthusiastic to be there and that is infectious. They have truly found their “purpose” in life, and that is to provide musical theater to the Hollywood area.” – Mickala, A Little Night Musing
“DOMA Theatre Company has another hit on their stage with their current run of Avenue Q…” – Randall Gray, Yahoo Voices
“This has been one of the most fulfilling theatrical experiences I’ve ever had.” – Libby Letlow, LA Stage Times
“WOW!… Jeff Whitty’s 2004 Tony-winning Best Musical, brought to fresh new life by director extraordinaire Richard Israel and an ever-so-talented young cast [who are] every bit the equal of the New York originals. .. \’Avenue Q\’ at the Met Theatre is the place to be—providing you can wangle tickets during its already almost completely sold-out run.” – Steven Stanley, StageSceneLA
“FIVE STARS… a smash hit by any measure… a must see show!” – Ron Irwin, Los Angeles Enterntainment Examiner
“A WINNER in every regard… Full of bright, bouncy songs, and lyrics that make you do a double take… With its unique blend of humor and heart, complete with puppet sex, inappropriate language, Internet porn, partial puppet nudity, and a final message that reminds us that ‘Everything in life is only for now,’ I guarantee you\’ll leave with a smile on your face.” – Ellen Dostal,
”DOMA’s ensemble cast is terrific… Avenue Q is firing on all cylinders” – Kurt Gardner, Blog Critics
“…crafted a finely tuned two hours of entertainment most large venues would be proud to achieve themselves.” – Gil Kaan, Culture Spot LA
“…plays brilliantly on a small, intimate stage… boasts some hilarious and surprisingly subtle performers… it\’s fun to experience.” – Leigh Morris, LA Weekly
“first rate…all wonderful…This is the best production I have yet to see Doma present.” – Robert Machray, StageHappenings
“FINALLY!… rivals the bigger venues with its up-close and personal effect… DOMA’s “Avenue Q” is the place to be” –M.R. Hunter, EyeSpyLA
“I’ve always wanted to do this show, to play this role. The opportunity of that opened my eyes and ears,” – Janelle Dote (Christmas Eve), The Rafu Shimpo
“TOP NOTCH… armed with a stellar cast that really delivers the goods, [this show] is not to be missed!” – LA Dine-N-Club
“JOYOUS AND REWARDING… [a] splendid production… It’s one thing to see this show on the huge Ahmanson or Pantages stages and quite another to see it on the smaller more intimate stage at the Met. This close-up intimacy enhances the enjoyment of the show 150%.” – Don Grigware,
“It’s a great ride—a smile from the first downbeat to the last curtain call,” says director Richard Israel.
“Avenue Q is a lively production that will charm an adult audience…skillfully melds the human and non-human characters into a successful whole.”
Benai Boyd (Gary Coleman) was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Benai has always had a passion and drive for the Performing Arts. She started singing when she was 3 and has not stopped since. Having a solid background in classical training, she has been blessed to grace stages all over the world. She just recently came back from Japan where she graced the stages singing jazz for a year singing with Disney and being a principle voice for their hit show Big Band Beat. Benai’s Regional credits include Nellie in Jeykll & Hyde, Joanne Jefferson in Rent and Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray. She is also launching a world premiere music video Celebrate Woman bringing awareness of women’s rights to the world. She has tackled such roles as BJ in Smokey Joes Café International tour, And the World Goes Round, Shout the Mod Musical, Beehive and many others. Her acting credits include Law & Order SVU alongside Robin Williams. First and foremost I want to thank God for another amazing opportunity! To my DOMA Family thank you again for recognizing my talent and abilities. To my Husband and Family & Friend’s, thank you for all of your support and love! Many Blessings to All!!!
Janelle Dote (Christmas Eve) is thrilled to be making her Avenue Q and DOMA Theatre debut! Selected stage credits include: Paint Your Wagon (Kwai-Fa, Geffen Playhouse), Damn Yankees (Reprise!), Sunset Boulevard (Hollywood Bowl), Flower Drum Song (Linda Low, San Gabriel Music Theatre), Peter Pan (Tiger Lily, Cabrillo Music Theatre), The King & I (Eliza, Cabrillo Music Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre), Seussical (Bird Girl, SBCLO), Jesus Christ Superstar (Soul Girl, SBCOLO) and Miss Saigon (Yvonne, Fulton Opera House, Walnut Street Theatre, TUTS, SBCLO, FCLO). Selected film and television credits include: Memoirs of a Geisha, The Raven, Everybody Hates Chris, The Search for the Next Pussycat Doll, The Young and the Restless, The Osbournes, The Girls Next Door, The Miss Universe Pageant, MTV Asia, Nike Asia, Fit TV\’s All Star Workouts, and numerous other commercials, fitness videos, music videos, print ads, and live stage shows including LA\’s very own The Lalas burlesque. She is an accomplished dancer and choreographer, and has worked for many artists including Berlin featuring Terri Nunn (chor.), Ari Gold (chor.), 3OH!3, Mario, and Blink 182. She is a graduate of UCLA\’s School of Theatre, Film, and Television, and a proud member of AEA. She\’d like to thank God, her family, and her family of friends for their endless love and support and is ecstatic that giving up her Saturday mornings as a child for Japanese school finally paid off.
Danielle Judovits (Kate Monster, Lucy & others)Television/Film/Voice-Over credits include CW\’s The Batman (Batgirl), Wolverine and the X-Men (Kitty Pryde), Naruto (Ten Ten/Ayame), Hey Arnold (Big Patty), Kablam! (Loopy), The Social Network, I Am Number Four, Toy Story, Barbie Interactive Games (Barbie), promos for Teen Nick and E! Network, Polly Pocket, MTV\’s Celebrity Death Match (Olsen Twins), My Sims, Bratz Rock Angels, Mega Man Star Force (Patrick Sprigs), Gossip Girl and more. Theater credits: The 25th…Spelling Bee (Logainne), Rent (Maureen), Fiddler On The Roof (Chava), The Wiz (Dorothy), High School Musical (Gabriella). LOVE and many thanks to my family, Richard (what a reunion!), the amazing cast/crew and Kev.
Christopher Kauffmann (Princeton, Rod)is thrilled to join DOMA for this production and to make his Los Angeles stage debut! Chris recently moved to LA from New York City. He has appeared Off-Broadway, on national tour, and in regional houses across the U.S and Canada. Productions include the Off-Broadway Alliance Award-nominated revival of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Mickey), the North American tour of Henry & Mudge (Henry), Sweeney Todd (Tobias) at Casa Mañana, 1776 (Courier) with Goodspeed Musicals, Bye Bye Birdie (Hugo) at Theatre-by-the-Sea, and Oklahoma! (Will Parker) at the Monomoy Theatre. He has traveled to South America, New Zealand, Australia, Vietnam, China and Japan with the a cappella quartet Full Sail and has sung do-wop in both L.A. and NYC with The Alley Cats. Chris recently recorded a voice-over for Disney Imagineering, and can be heard every day at the entrance to the new Disney California Adventure Park! TV: Scorned! Love Kills (role of young murderer Billy Flynn) on Investigation Discovery. Film: Fear of Missing Out, Emulsion, Going Down, My Soul to Take, The Funk Parlor, and Mickey Lee. Chris holds a B.F.A from The Hartt School/University of Hartford. He sends much love to his family back on the East Coast for all their continued love and support. Please visit www.chriskauffmann.com.
Chris Kerrigan (Brian) participates in his third show with DOMA Theatre Company after appearing in The Who\’s Tommy in the spring and playing the title role in Jekyll and Hyde in the summer. His other past roles include Frank in Merrily We Roll Along, Perchick in Fiddler on the Roof, Norman in Moonchildren, Sigmund Freud in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and David in the world premiere of The Underground Woman. Chris also plays keyboards in way too many local bands, including WALK, Chris Kerrigan & The Infernal Racket, The Misanthropes, and King of Pop: A Michael Jackson Tribute. He would like to thank Richard Israel, Chris Raymond, Angela Todaro, and the rest of the really terrific people at DOMA for such a great year. He doesn\’t have a website you can visit. Mind your own business.
Libby Letlow (Mrs. T, Bear & others) has been working as an actor in Los Angeles for the past 10 years, but didn’t find her niche until she discovered Puppetry almost three years ago. After dancing around in the foam Audrey II suit for Little Shop, she was hooked and sought out training under Emmy Award Winning Michael Earl at his Puppet School. Libby is currently the Theatrical Puppetry Instructor with Puppet School in Sherman Oaks. She has just finished a production of Avenue Q at the Empty Space Theater in Bakersfield, CA in the role of Lucy the Slut and their Puppetry Coach. Other past credits include Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Queenie in Lippa’s The Wild Party, Audrey II puppeteer in Little Shop of Horrors, Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire, and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth. Libby was also a series regular on Saban’s production, Masked Rider in the role of Patsy. This marks her first production with DOMA and she couldn’t be happier. Libby would like to thank Michael, Roberto, and Christian at Puppet School, Richard for the great opportunity to be a part of his cast, the cast for all of their hard work and enthusiasm, and her friends and family for their unending support.
Mark Whitten (Nicky, Trekkie Monster, Bear & others) has recently performed with Disney in the opening casts of both Finding Nemo: the Musical and Toy Story: the Musical. He was also in the original cast of Captain Louie, Off-Broadway. Mark has performed regionally at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, the Arvada Center, and the Bermuda Festival as Ariel in the Tempest. He is the lead role in the award winning fan fiction Star Wars: A Light in the Darkness, and also leading in Loves Me Not recently shown at the Orlando Film Festival. He is a graduate of University of Michigan’s Musical Theatre Department. More info at www.markwhitten.com. Love and thanks to his family and friends for all their support!
Music and Lyrics by:
Robert Lopez Jeff Mark
Based on an Original Concept by:
Robert Lopez Jeff Marx
Producer/Director of Operations
Asst. Production Manager
Light Board Operator
Assistant to Technical Director
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