Avenue Q   


Who’s who of Avenue Q

Jason Aycock


spent his childhood on Sesame Street, where he loved to boogie down to Fraggle Rock and end his evenings at the Muppet Show.  And since his childhood was such a Jim Henson extravaganza, it seemed natural that he'd grow up to live on Avenue Q.  He has enjoyed the puppet experience so much and thanks Willie & Chiaki for letting him tag along.  He also appreciates the incredible childhood his loving mother gave him which fostered his muppet-love and has given him some purpose in life.  Last but not least, he loves the stuffing out of his fiance and knows that she is in his life more than just "for now." Enjoy the show!

Tracy Byrd

(Gary Coleman)

Tracy Byrd is excited to be working with City Stage again with such a talented cast! Tracy wants to thank Chiaki, Justin, and Willie for this wonderful opportunity. Some of his favorite credits include "Hairspray" Seaweed, "GODSPELL", "Five Guys Named Moe" NoMoe, "The Wild Party" Mr.Black, and "Songs for a New World". He would like to thank God for his beautiful 6 month old daughter Natalie and his many blessings!

Bradley Evans


Bradley Evans spent his younger years, college, watching hours of The Muppet Show and the Teletubbies which could explain why he is perfect to play the role of "Brian." This will be Bradley's first venture onto the boards with City Stage and hopefully not his last.  He would like to thank his awe inspiring fiancee, Anita, for letting him play with his friends on school nights, Willie and the cast for putting up with his antics "For Now", and Chop's Deli for being just down the street with the best sandwiches in Wilmington. 

Chiaki Ito

(Christmas Eve, Music Director, Producer)

Chiaki is a graduate of NC School of the Arts, UNC-CH, Univ. of Guam and Univ. of SC.  She practices law in New Hanover County and has music directed over 80 musicals.  She has been on stage one time before as Marcy in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She enjoys participating in triathlons and spending time with her dog, Elvis.

Anna Gamel

(Bad Idea Bears/Puppetter)

Anna has been known to play a wide range of characters. Her most recent roles include Shelby in "Steel Magnolis", Roxanne aka robin in "Godspell" and 'POP' in "Chicago". For Avenue Q, she gets the opportunity to play a menagerie of characters as her honored role as The Puppeteer. Laughter and hilarity have been unavoidable in the rehearsal process, and how can it when you have your hand up every puppet in the show! Thanks go to Willy, CityStage, and the cast for a truly animated experience.

William Day


is happy to be working with City Stage again. His other directing credits include Hair and most recently Godspell, which he also choreographed. He would like to congratulate his talented cast for working so well together. Enjoy the ride!

Rachael Sutton

(Kate Monster/Lucy T. Slut)

Rachael is overjoyed to be in this production. Past City Stage performances include Chicago, Putnam County Spelling Bee, RENT, Tommy, and Urinetown. Great thanks to Chiaki, Justin, Willie, her most adored, and all her friends on Avenue Q.

Adam Poole


Adam loves everything about this show and is grateful to share the stage with such a talented cast. Special thanks to Willie for trusting me with the stage on another of his productions; and an extra special thanks to Morg, who keeps me grounded and always makes me smile. Recent credits include roles in Godspell, The Little Dog Laughed, Chicago, and Proof.

Avenue Q

Starring Jason Aycock, Rachael Sutton, Tracy Byrd, Adam Poole, Bradley Evans, Anna Gamel and Chiaki Ito

Directed by William Day

Music Direction by Chiaki Ito

SHOW DATES:  October 6-9, 14-16, 21-22, 28-30

All shows are at 8:00 PM.

TICKETS:  Click here or (910) 264-2602

ABOUT THE SHOW: 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 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.