2017 | Main programme - Bulgarian selection Drama Theatre - Second Stage | 11 June, 18.30
Sofia Puppet Theatre


Broadway adult musical 

Music and lyrics: Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Libretto:  Jeff Whitty
After the original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx

Translation to Bulgarian: Lyubov Kostova
Translation of the songs: Desislava Sofranova
Production and direction: West Hyler (USA), Petar Kaukov
Casting: Shelly Butler (USA)
Set and Costume design: Iaylo Nikolov
Puppets: Atelier of Sofia Puppet Theatre

Sound director: Danail Danailov-Dido

Choreography and light design: Rosen Mihaylov
Music director: Roberta

Piano: Angel Nikolov

Kamen Asenov, Ventsislava Asenova, Tsvetelin Pavlov, Liliya Geleva, Georgi Georgiev-Antika, Pavleta Semova, Mila Lyutskanova, Marieta Petrova With the special participation of Rafy Bohosyan as Gary Coleman


Broadway puppet musical “Avenue Q” with three Tony Awards comes for the first time on Bulgarian stage directed by West Hyler, the American director experienced in this genre who has staged also for the celebrated Cirque de Soleil. “Avenue Q” is a funny performance for adults, which is not ashamed of showing the sensitive topics of the present in an unexpected way. By means of attractive puppets, songs and dances the musical tells the story of Princeton, a college graduate who arrives in New York with his big dreams and a thin bank account. He can afford to rent a place only on Avenue Q. It turns out that what seems a nice poor neighbourhood at first sight is populated with odd creatures of all kinds. They are all struggling to find a job, love and, of course, the ever elusive meaning of life. The young star of Bulgarian pop scene Rafi Bohosyan is cast as Gary Coleman, an ex-celebrity who leases out apartments, and the music is played live by pianist Angel Nikolov.

The musical was shown for the first time on Broadway by Kevin McCollum, Robyn Goodman, Jeffery Seller, Vineyard Theatre and The New Group.

The performance of “Avenue Q” at Sofia Puppet Theatre is licensed by MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL (Europe).

Sofia Puppet Theatre thanks America for Bulgaria Foundation and Art Office Foundation for their support.

State Puppet Theatre wishes to thank to America for Bulgaria Foundation and Art Office Foundation for the support. The guest-performance is realized in the frame of the Programme for Bulgarian-American exchange in the field of performing arts.

Tickets Price: 20/ 18/ 15 BGN Duration: 135 min. ( with an interval)

GALLERY    Photo: Gergana Damyanova

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