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185 Star Starred
Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway San Diego, CA 92101
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 351 members
Review from Bassprincess

Great entertaining and risque show! But seats were airline seat width, if over 200lbs and 6' 2" it would be pretty uncomfortable. The stadium seats tilted, but your knee could hit the person sitting in front of you, if you were not careful. I...continued

reviewed Jul 01 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from Leonard G.

The show was excellent. The seats were the second from the last row in the balcony. At that distance we were unable to understand all of the actors and puppets.

In addition although they are upgrading this theater, the air conditioning system ...continued

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Review from Goldstar Member

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...continued

reviewed Jun 30 2007 report as inappropriate
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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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