‘Av­enue Q’ com­ing to At­lanta’s Fox Theatre

Tony Award-win­ning mu­si­cal brings NYC to life with pup­pets

The Covington News - - Newton @ Play -

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.

Sub­mit­ted photo

On stage: “Av­enue Q” cast mem­bers Minglie Chen, left, David Benoit, and Robert McClure an­i­mate pup­pets Nicky and Rod on stage.

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