Avenue q - 2018
In 2004 on Broadway, against all the odds, a little show called AVENUE Q snatched 3 Tony Awards for Best Book, Best Score and Best Musical from the monster hit, WICKED.
The Broadway production was described as 'equal parts puppetry, comedy and catchy tunes'. AVENUE Q is a laugh-out-loud comedy musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it is clear that this is not your ordinary neighbourhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
TV Programmes like Sesame Street in America and Takalani Sesame here in South Africa teach values and life-skills to young children through the use of puppetry and songs. Avenue Q applies the same principle by teaching real-life lessons and broaching hard-to-discuss adult topics such as racism, pornography and a whole lot more in an entertaining and colourful manner!
Cast: Ryan Flynn, Ashleigh Harvey, Daniel Geddes, Grant Towers, Rebecca Hartle, Yamikani Mahaka-Phiri, Nieke Lombard, Graeme Wicks and Songezo Khumalo.
Music and Lyrics: Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx
Book: Jeff Whitty
Director: Timothy le Roux
Musical Director: Dawid Boverhoff
Scenic Design: Kosie Smit
Puppet Design: Kosie Smit
Lighting Design: Oliver Hauser
Produced by - VR Theatrical & Kosie Smit
The Pieter Toerien Montecasino Theatre - Johannesburg