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The last date listed for Avenue Q, The Musical was Sunday August 5, 2007 / 2:00pm.
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Voted "San Diego's Best Nutcracker" by San Diego Dance Alliance Tommy Awards, and described as "a plum of a Nutcracker," by the San Diego Union-Tribune, City Ballet's 19th annual Nutcracker returns to the historic Spreckels Theatre in downtown San Diego. This lavish production is fashioned after the choreography of the great Russian master Lev Ivanov who created the very first Nutcracker more than 100 years ago. Virtuoso dancing is complemented by opulent sets, costumes and Pyotr Tchaikovsky's brilliant score performed live by The City Ballet Orchestra with John Nettles conducting. The cast is made up of professionals from the City Ballet company, with children's roles performed by the top talent from the City Ballet School. This beloved holiday ballet follows young Clara on an exciting Christmas night journey through an enchanted dreamworld, where she encounters the Nutcracker Prince, fights epic battles and travels to the magical kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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The show itself (at least the first half) was great! However, it was so incredibly hot in the Upper Balcony that I left during intermission. Most of the attendees sitting in this section were complaining loudly, fanning themselves throughout the entire show, sweating profusely, etc. It was AWFUL!
Quotes & Highlights
- 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.
The Globe is proud to present the West Coast premiere of the show.
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.
Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx (Music and Lyrics, Original Concept) began writing Avenue Q in the BMI Workshop in 1999, and three years later it was produced off-Broadway, with a subsequent move to Broadway, winning three Tony Awards. They are currently writing the screenplay and songs for a new movie-musical for Universal Pictures, as well as writing a new Broadway musical with Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of "South Park." Their other works include a new Muppet Movie called "Kermit, Prince of Denmark" (which received the coveted Ed Kleban Award) and Ferdinand the Bull, a children's musical for Theatreworks/USA.
Jeff Whitty (Book) won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Avenue Q. His plays include The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler, The Hiding Place, The Plank Project, Balls, and Suicide Weather. Companies presenting his work include South Coast Repertory, the Atlantic Theater Company, the Vineyard Theatre, and New York Stage and Film/Vassar. Screenplays include "Zora," a feature for Warner Brothers, and an untitled musical project for Paramount with music by Andre 3000 of Outkast. As an actor, he's worked off-Broadway, regionally and in film and television.
Jason Moore (Director) directed the original Broadway production of Avenue Q, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. His off-Broadway credits include Avenue Q and The Crumple Zone. He served as Associate Director for Les Miserables (Broadway and National Tour) and Ragtime (Vancouver). As a writer, his works include The Floatplane Notebooks, as well as episodes of "Dawson’s Creek," "Everwood" and "One Tree Hill." His upcoming projects include a live-action movie musical of Disney’s "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" for ABC-TV and Shrek: The Musical on Broadway in 2007.
For mature audiences; contains strong language and full puppet nudity.
Avenue Q has not been authorized or approved by The Jim Henson Company or Sesame Street Workshop, which have no responsibility for its content.
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The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country's leading professional regional theaters and has stood as San Diego's flagship arts institution for 74 years. Under the direction of Executive Producer Louis G. Spisto, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the 580-seat Old Globe Theatre, the 227-seat Arena Stage at the San Diego Museum of Art's James S. Copley Auditorium (an interim second stage during construction of the new 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre) and the 612-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theater's education programs and outreach services. Numerous Broadway-bound premieres and revivals, such as The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, A Catered Affair, and the annual holiday musical, Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas!, have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs in New York and at regional theaters across the country.