Monday, October 08, 2012

Growing Up on 'Avenue Q'

The songs, fun, imagination, themes, naughtiness and uniqueness that characterize Avenue Q  have been the source of the show’s popularity for years.  The three-time Tony Award winner, including Best Musical, ran for 2,534 performances on Broadway from 2003-2009 plus the spawning of other national and international tours and productions.   It has rightfully earned its place in musical theatre lore. 
Originally conceived as a television series by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx who wrote the music and lyrics before the show’s debut on Broadway (book by Jeff Whitty), Avenue Q is a coming-of-age parable that combines puppet theatre with real-life problems facing young adults.  Those issues and anxieties that young people must grapple with include finding an apartment, looking for a job, falling in love, avoiding commitment and most central to the show’s plot, seeking a purpose in life.  

For full review, visit MD Theatre Guide.

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