There's a Northern California connection to the hit Broadway musical "Avenue Q," coming to Sacramento's Community Center Theater on Wednesday.
Set designer Anna Louizos is a 1975 graduate of Yuba City High School.
The onetime actress is among a small number of female set designers working on the Great White Way. And she's talented, having earned Tony Award nominations for "In the Heights," in 2008, and "High Fidelity," in 2007.
Louizos also did scenic designs for "Irving Berlin's White Christmas," "To Be Or Not To Be," "Curtains," "Steel Magnolias" and "Uncle Vanya."
Playbill described her "Avenue Q" sets as "battered yet whimsical" and spoke of the "weathered facades of outer-borough dwellings that sprout colorful interiors worthy of pop-up children's books."
"Avenue Q," part of the Broadway Sacramento series, runs through March 22 at the Community Center Theater, 1301 L St. Tickets are $16.50-$61.50. The show is recommended for age 16 and older.
For more info: (916) 557-1999, www.californiamusicaltheatre.com
Here's a clip from the original Broadway production of "Avenue Q" as performed on the Tony Awards: