Avenue X

Original Concept, Book and Lyrics by John Jiler
Music and Additional Lyrics by Ray Leslee
Directed by John Ruocco

January 02 - February 01 , 2002

2001-2002 Mainstage Season

The Story

An exhilarating story with grit, wit and emotion set against the volatile backdrop of racial tension in 1963 Brooklyn. At the intersection of conflict and co-existence, along an avenue dividing two ethnic neighborhoods, the a cappella rhythms of doo-wop, rock-n-roll, gospel and blues provide a common language.

Creative & Production Staff

Musical Director: Georgia Stitt
Choreographer: John Ruocco
Fight Choreographer: Rick Sordelet
Scenic Designer: Narelle Sissons
Costume Designer: Curtis Hay
Lighting Designer: John-Paul Szczepanski
Stage Manager: T.R. Martin
Assistant Stage Manager: Tony Dearing
Casting: Rich Cole


Jon Stewart (Pasquale)
Bradley Dean (Chuck)
Michael Sharon (Ubazz)
Kim Dimasi (Barbara)
J. Cameron Barnett (Milton)
Jeffery V. Thompson (Roscoe)
Virginia A. Woodruff (Julia)
Corey Reynolds (Winston)

Sponsorship & Support

Major Sponsor: Mary Ranken Jordan & Ettie A. Jordan Charitable Foundation