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The final musical collaboration by the legendary theater team of John Kander and Fred Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret and Kiss of the Spider Woman) comes to Los Angeles for a run at the Ahmanson Theatre. This surprising and inspiring story is based on the Scottsboro case from the '30s concerning nine young African-American men who were unjustly accused of a shocking crime and whose story would eventually contribute to the Civil Rights Movement. The Scottsboro Boys is told through a mix of innovative staging and piercing songs, and garnered 12 Tony Award nominations. This production is directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (The Producers). Learn More
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Featured review from Marni
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This show was everything I was hoping it would be and more. I absolutely LOVED it. Every single cast member was unbelievably talented. I don't know how they kept their heads straight about which voice to do when since many of them were playing multiple roles, all the while, moving puppet arms and mouths!!! Talk about multitasking! The story lines were all touching but done in a silly, entertaining way. And through all of this puppetry and so-called child's play, the lessons about relationships were extremely perceptive. Both the writers of this musical, as well as the cast, were sheer genius. And rightfully so, they were rewarded with lots of giggles throughout and a standing ovation at the end.
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If you're familiar with the Avenue Q soundtrack, you'll know what to expect. If you're easily offended by foul language and sexual situations, then this show is not for you. There were lots of laughs, and great singing. The audience loved the show, and gave it an immediate standing ovation.
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Quotes & Highlights
- More than 1,000 Goldstar Events members saw Avenue Q in San Diego and selected it the Roar of the Crowd winner, having earned some of the highest feedback ever from San Diego members.
- Parental advisory: Get a sitter. Full puppet nudity.
- Tony Award Winner, Best Musical, Best Book & Best Score!
- "A breakthrough musical, savvy, sassy and delicious!" --New York TImes "
- A hip new feel-good musical." --Time magazine
- "Jaw-droppingly hilarious! One of the funniest shows you're likely to ever see." --Entertainment Weekly
- "An entertaining new musical for grownups" --The Washington Post
Avenue Q tells the hilarious story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only neighborhood in his price range is Avenue Q; still, the neighbors seem nice. There's Brian the out-of-work comedian and his therapist fianceé Christmas Eve; Nicky, the good-hearted slacker, and his roommate Rod--a Republican investment banker who seems to have some sort of secret; an Internet addict called Trekkie Monster; and a very cute kindergarten teaching assistant named Kate. Together, Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
Avenue Q features music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, book by Jeff Whitty, based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx; and is directed by Jason Moore; puppet design by Rick Lyon, musical supervision by Stephen Oremus, choreography by Ken Roberson, scenic design by Anna Louizos, costume design by Mirena Rada, lighting design by Howell Binkley, and sound design by Acme Sound Partners.
Avenue Q is produced by Kevin McCollum, Robyn Goodman, Jeffrey Seller, Vineyard Theatre and The New Group.
Avenue Q opened off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre in March 2003, where it garnered rave reviews, and was extended four times. In addition to the Tony Award for Best Musical, the show won Tonys for its creators Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx for Best Score, as well as Jeff Whitty for Best Book of a Musical. It also won the 2003 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding New Musical, as well as a nomination for the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical award.
Avenue Q has not been authorized or approved by The Jim Henson Company or Sesame Street Workshop, which have no responsibility for its content.