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Review: ‘Avenue Q-School Edition’ at Fairfax High School

Avenue Q is not your mother’s musical. Sure, the muppets might seem cute, but once they start singing you’ll see that they’re just as messed up as most people. Fairfax High School’s FX Players introduced audiences to Avenue Q, a Sesame Street-esque strip filled with colorful characters and catchy songs. Avenue Q is the brainchild […]

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‘Avenue Q’ at Red Branch Theatre Company

Good news, theatergoers. Your favorite sassy surrogate love puppets are back at Red Branch Theatre Company performing at Columbia’s Drama Learning Center. Now through August 8th the neighborhood playhouse is whisking visitors away to Avenue Q, Broadway’s tunefully infectious goof on Sesame Street for those whose prime Sesame Street years are a decade or more […]

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‘Avenue Q: The Musical’ at Other Voices Theatre

It is very rare than you see a musical where every role is ideally cast, and even more unexpected in a show where the majority of the actors are acting as puppeteers. However, the Other Voices Theatre production of Avenue Q: The Musical is perfectly cast and executed to evoke laughs at every available opportunity. […]

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‘Avenue Q’ at Stillpointe Theatre Initiative

Avenue Q Gets an “A”! As a child, I was obsessed with Sesame Street. I often wax nostalgic, thinking about how the delightful and whimsical Muppets taught me my ABC’s and about the importance of friendship. Thirty years later, a different set of puppets on a different street “taught” me that “The Internet is for […]

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Top Scene Stealers of the Week-The Week Ending June 21, 2014

Here are our Top Scene Stealers for the week ending June 21, 2014. Congrats to all our honorees!  ______ (1) Aurora Beckett, as Jojo, singing “It’s Possible” in Seussical at Montgomery Playhouse Summer Dinner Theatre.  “As Jojo’s parents try to cope with his vivid imagination, Beckett sings “It’s Possible.” The entire scene is beautifully staged. Beckett sits in a […]

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‘Avenue Q’ at Olney Theatre Center

It sucks to be you! Or at least it will suck to be you if you miss out on seeing Olney Theatre Center’s incredible production of Avenue Q! This Tony Award-winning, envelope-pushing, puppet-sex-having, uproarious feel-good-about-feeling-bad musical romp will brighten everyone’s day but only if you drive out there and see it! Directed by Artistic Director […]

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The cast of 'Avenue Q.' Photo courtesy of Red Branch Theatre Company.

‘Avenue Q’ at Red Branch Theatre Company by John Harding

In a make-believe Michelin Guide to musical highways and byways, Avenue Q would hardly rank as more than a Broadway roundabout. It’s a tuneful goof on Sesame Street, peopled mainly by sexually precocious puppets. But, boy, does it pour on the charm. It is also endearingly universal, say in the way that You’re a Good Man, […]

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