Avenue Q, Tony-Winning Musical at the Ahmanson
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The last date listed for Avenue Q was Friday September 21, 2007 / 8:00pm.
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Peter and the Starcatcher, the multiple Tony Award-winning show that The New York Times called "the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades," is the swashbuckling, madcap prequel to Peter Pan. A dozen actors play more than 100 characters, combining their acting talent with ingenious stagecraft and an imaginative story to reveal the origins of "the boy who wouldn't grow up." The musical play takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew in an action-packed adventure that brings pirates, orphans and secret agents of the Queen together on the high seas. Based on the bestselling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and written by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), Peter and the Starcatcher boasts an all-star creative team and weaves an enchanting tale that appeals to both adults and kids. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Carol K.
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I see about 15 to 20 shows a year. I grew up in New York with the
This so-called musical play was non-creative, talentless, and point-
less. It was vulgar for shock's sake. There was one flat set and
a handful of actors using "Charlie Brown voices". There was very little movement and non-melodic songs.
Young children were in the audience and I was embarrassed for them because
of the language and the sexual positions of the "puppets".
I hated it. The young people cheered like crazy. It beats me what
kind of theater they've been to.
Quotes & Highlights
- See a video clip here.
- 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.
- "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.