Tom Stoppard's Rough Crossing Provides an Ocean of Laughs
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Full of humor and hummable tunes, Avenue Q is a hilarious look at life in New York, featuring a fantastic cast of people and puppets. In its Broadway debut, Avenue Q scored the "Triple Crown" of Tony wins, grabbing honors for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. The lovable cast of characters, both flesh and felt, includes recent college grad Princeton, who moves to Avenue Q full of hope for the future, Kate (the girl/monster next door), and the colorful collection of neighbors who help Princeton discover his true purpose in life. Learn More
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This farce with English accents is suitable for a 45 minute sketch on TV but not a two hour production because the story is so simple (and simple minded). Sure, there's a few laughs but it is too long and repetitive. Besides, I had problems understanding all the lines because the actors spoke so quickly and one actor (Rice) I could barely understand at all due to his affected muffled voice. The story is very silly and not even as clever as many sitcoms on television. I do not recommend this except for people who will laugh at anything and have an evening with nothing to do. I am not a Stoppard fan.
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The play was not very funny at all, and left me very disappointed. I will never believe the advertising for First Folio again, since it was a lie in this instance. Plus, the owner of First Folio, David Rice, is not that good...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“Filled with verbal pyrotechnics, shameless puns, outrageous literary allusions … ineffably charming.” —Chicago Tribune
“Alison C. Vesely’s sharply timed staging boasts a first-rate cast of clowns … a welcome comedic voyage.” —Chicago Tribune
“Inspired lunacy handled with master clownery…laugh-out-loud hysterical!” —Chicago Sun-Times, Highly Recommended