‘Avenue Q’ coming to Atlanta’s Fox Theatre
Tony Award-winning musical brings NYC to life with puppets
ATLANTA — “Avenue Q” is the smash- hit Broadway musical about real life in New York City, as told by a cast of people and puppets through a hilariously irreverent, Tony- winning book and score.
The three- time Tony Award winning musical will make its Atlanta debut at The Fox Theatre with a special engagement March 25– 30, as part of the Fidelity Investments Broadway Across America 2007- 2008 Season. Tickets are currently on sale and cost between $ 19 and $ 55.
They can be purchased through authorized ticket sellers at The Fox Theatre box office, Ticketmaster outlets, online at www. ticketmaster. com, or by phone at ( 404) 817- 8700. Orders for groups of 15 or more may be placed by calling 404- 881- 2000. “Avenue Q” tells the story of Princeton, a bright- eyed college grad who moves to NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account. The only apartment he can afford is way out on Avenue Q, where everyone’s looking for the same things he is: a decent job, a stable relationship and a “ purpose.”
Eventually, Princeton learns to embrace the ups and downs of city life and realizes that “ the real world” isn’t so bad, after all.
The New York Times hailed “Avenue Q” as “ a breakthrough musical of a very different stripe. Savvy, sassy and delicious,” and Entertainment Weekly claimed it was “ one of the funniest shows you’re ever likely to see.”
“Avenue Q” features music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, book by Jeff Whitty, based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx; and is directed by Jason Moore; puppet design by Rick Lyon, musical supervision by Stephen Oremus, choreography by Ken Roberson, scenic design by Anna Louizos, costume design by Mirena Rada, lighting design by Howell Binkley, and sound design by Acme Sound Partners.
“Avenue Q” is produced by Kevin McCollum, Robyn Goodman, Jeffrey Seller, Vineyard Theatre and The New Group.
Due to adult situations ( like full- puppet nudity), “Avenue Q” may be inappropriate for kids under 13.
For more information on “Avenue Q” visit www. avenueq. com.
For more information or to purchase tickets through an authorized agent, go to BroadwayAcrossAmerica. com.
On stage: “Avenue Q” cast members Minglie Chen, left, David Benoit, and Robert McClure animate puppets Nicky and Rod on stage.