Kate Monster To Be Flower Girl and Nicky Ring Bearer at Avenue Q Stars’ Vegas Wedding

News   Kate Monster To Be Flower Girl and Nicky Ring Bearer at Avenue Q Stars’ Vegas Wedding Rick Lyon — the puppet creator and original Broadway star of Avenue Q — will marry his Las Vegas co-star Tonya Dixon in a New Year's Eve ceremony in the wedding chapel at the show’s home, Wynn Las Vegas.

After proposing marriage to Dixon backstage prior to a show while fellow cast members witnessed, the couple will take their vows in a ceremony befitting the couple’s current people-and-puppet-populated lives.

The characters Kate Monster and Nicky — both of whom already have the proper wedding attire, as the show’s first act ends at a wedding — will serves as flower girl and ring bearer, respectively at the nuptials.

Lyon currently plays dual roles as Nicky and Trekkie Monster in the Las Vegas production opposite his betrothed Dixon — who plays Gary Coleman.

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Broadway producers Kevin McCollum, Robyn Goodman, Jeffrey Seller, Vineyard Theatre and The New Group are joined by Wynn Las Vegas for the new run at the 1,200-seat, $40 million Broadway Theatre — built especially for the production — within the Wynn resort. Performances of the 2004 Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q began Aug. 27 and the only run outside New York opened Sept. 8 with a new cast. The show's creators Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx earned a Tony for their score as did bookwriter Jeff Whitty and the musical itself garnered the top prize as Best Musical at the 2004 Tony Awards. Jason Moore (Steel Magnolias) directed with musical direction by Gary Adler (Altar Boyz). The show just reached its 1,000th performance on Broadway Dec. 22 at the John Golden Theatre.

Tickets for Avenue Q at the Wynn, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South in Las Vegas, NV are available by phone or online at (702) 770-7000, toll free (888) 320 7123 or www.wynnlasvegas.com. For more information on the show, visit www.avenueq.com.

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