"What if there was a 'One Night' vacancy on Avenue Q?," poses the new sweepstake competition. "Does your puppet have what it takes to join the famous cast of characters?"
Each finalist and "Puppet Profile" are posted on the show's website, at www.avenueq.com, where visitors of the "Qmmunity" may vote (from Dec. 1-Jan. 15, 2006) to determine the winner. The winner will be announced Feb. 1, 2006 and the prize will be rewarded in March, 2006.
The finalists are Miss Greta Green, Woodrow J. Larchbottom III, Barry, Maurice Tipo, Leland, Kitty Swallows, Abner Smooch, Dr. Fred Holman, Bryan Seacrest and Senti L. Singer.
The winner (and a guest) will receive a trip to New York (includes airfare and a two night stay at the Times Square Renaissance Hotel), dinner at a famous Times Square Restaurant, tickets to see the 2004 Best Musical Tony Award winner, Avenue Q, on Broadway and a backstage pass so that your puppet may meet the cast.
Rick Lyon — the original Broadway cast member who can currently be seen in the Las Vegas production — created the puppets seen in the show as well as the many celebrity recreations used in promotions. For more information, visit http://www.avenueq.com.