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  Avenue Q at Lansburgh Theatre

Avenue Q

Lansburgh Theatre
450 7th Street NW Washington

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 is 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!

Thru - Aug 15, 2010

Price: $75-$85

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  Avenue Q Reviews
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Washington Post - Recommended

"...The puppeteering here is solid, particularly by DiRoma, who has the singular ability to make inanimate characters appear to breathe and feel. If his voice is not the powerhouse instrument you might desire, it will -- like other elements of this almost-there touring version -- just about do."
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Peter Marks

MetroWeekly - Highly Recommended

"...One of the most striking things about Avenue Q is its remarkable consistency. While some productions begin to show a little wear around the edges as they set up outposts or send touring companies to tromp around the country, Avenue Q is as fresh as ever. Whether it's the show's uncanny ability to find new talent to give life to characters like Trekkie Monster and the Bad Idea Bears, the ridiculous resilience of the show's material, or the conceit (the puppets are not characters to be interpreted in the same was as, say, a Blanche Dubois) is nearly impossible to say."

Tom Avila

Washington Life - Highly Recommended

"...Without exception, the cast did an excellent job. Brent Michael DiRoma plays Princeton and Rod with heartfelt sincerity and a sense of humor. Tim Kornblum portrays the easy-going Brian with a sympathetic come-what-may nonchalance. Grabois’ Kate Monster is naïve and overly sensitive while her portrayal of Lucy the Slut infuses the puppet with steamy sensuality."
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Julie LaPorte

Washingtonian - Highly Recommended

"...Suspending disbelief is more necessary—and more difficult—in Avenue Q than in most plays. Each large and gaudy puppet is accompanied by a handler who provides the voice and body language during the scene. While the cast proves itself full of capable puppeteers, the real standout is Brent Michael DiRoma, who has a knack for expressing nuances of idealism and anguish into his characters. The other cast members might not be as adept with their hands, but their voice work is incredible. Jacqueline Grabois has a rich, lustrous tone whether she’s playing a starry-eyed romantic or a sultry sexpot."
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Rebecca Wallace

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