Avenue Q's Harada and Tartaglia Reunited on March 22 "Sprites" Episode

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Ann Harada — who created the role of Christmas Eve in the Tony-winning musical Avenue Q — joins her former Q co-star, John Tartaglia, on the latest episode of "Johnny and the Sprites."
Ann Harada
Ann Harada

Harada is a guest star on the March 22 episode of "Sprites," which is titled "The Sprites Save Grotto's Grove." The 30-minute program, featuring the Larry O'Keefe song "Everything Must Go," airs at 7:30 AM ET; check local listings.

About her guest-starring role, Harada recently told Playbill.com, "I had such a good time being reunited with Johnny T. and Jen Barnhart again! Also, Lara McLean who did a lot of the Avenue Q readings, is one of the puppeteers there. I only wish Natalie Venetia Belcon (who's a series regular) was in that episode too!"

Ann Harada, who was most recently on Broadway in the revival of Les Misérables, created the role of Christmas Eve in Avenue Q. She has also been seen on the Main Stem in Seussical and M. Butterfly, and her other theatrical credits include Falsettoland; The Moment When; 1,2,3,4,5; Working; Golden Child; Scapin; and Das Barbecü. Harada was also part of the benefit concerts of Chess and Children of Eden.

"Johnny and the Sprites" — which stars John Tartaglia and teaches children "about magic in the world around them" — airs Saturdays on the Disney Channel.

John Tartaglia, who received a Tony nomination for his Broadway debut in Avenue Q, has just been announced to play Pinocchio in the Broadway-bound Shrek the Musical.

For more information visit http://atv.disney.go.com/playhouse/johnny/index.html.

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