Sunday, March 30

Saturday on Avenue Q

I had to miss Kimya Dawson at the 40 Watt to do so, but on Saturday I ventured to Atlanta's Fox Theater for the afternoon show of Avenue Q. There's not much original left to say about the Tony-winning musical, but it was great fun. For the unfamiliar, it's the story of several neighbors (and their super, former child star Gary Coleman) who live in crappy New York apartments and discuss their lives and loves. Also, most of them are puppets.

I'd heard the score earlier, but really enjoyed the touring cast's performance. It's hilarious, a bit raunchy, and almost accidentally a pretty good commentary on post-college life.

From the original Broadway cast recording:

Avenue Q Original Broadway Cast - What Do You Do with a B.A. in English - It Sucks to Be Me
Avenue Q Original Broadway Cast - The Internet is for Porn
Avenue Q Original Broadway Cast - Mix Tape

The show finishes its run at the Fox Theater today. The complete touring schedule is available online, and you can order the soundtrack from Amazon.


Blogger jaded_conformist said...

I've been wanting to see Avenue Q for a while. The show has been dodging me for quite some time. They left Vegas a week or so before I arrived there sometime last year; then I was in Atlanta for spring break last week, but couldn't stay for Ave. Q. I only found out they were heading there as I was leaving.

Sounds like you enjoyed it. I'll get my fix soon enough.

12:26 PM

Blogger Rich said...

Yep, I did enjoy it. I'm not sure if I would have liked it more or less if I hadn't heard the score before the show. It did remove most of the surprise, but I also didn't have to worry about missing a line here or there.

12:40 PM


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