LOOK Theatre adds 'Avenue Q' performance July 1
BY JAMES D. WATTS JR. World Scene Writer
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
6/20/12 at 2:48 AM
Apparently a whole lot of people want to see what life is like when you're living on "Avenue Q."
LOOK Musical Theatre is adding one more performance of its production of this Tony Award-winning musical, 8 p.m. July 1.
Written by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, "Avenue Q" takes a premise similar to that of the children's TV show "Sesame Street" - puppet characters and adult actors interacting in an urban setting - and upends it in frankly adult, and frankly hilarious, ways.
The World's review of the show said the show's humor grows out of "hearing dialogue and lyrics fit for a Farrelly brothers movie coming from the wide mouths of characters who look as if they should be introducing the audience to all the possibilities of number 11."
But in spite of the raunchy language and situations, the musical "is a surprisingly sweet little fable about growing up ... performed spectacularly by the LOOK cast members, who make these characters of felt and fur come completely, and often hysterically, to life."
"Avenue Q" is being presented in repertory with LOOK's other shows - the musical "Gypsy," which opened last week, and the farcical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," which opens Saturday.
All performances are in the Tulsa PAC's Williams Theatre, 110 E. Second St.
Tickets for "Avenue Q" are $32. For more information: 918-583-4267, tulsaworld.com/mytix
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Andrew Agee plays the character Rod in "Avenue Q." LOOK Musical Theatre is adding a performance of the Tony Award-winning musical at 8 p.m. July 1 at the Tulsa PAC's Williams Theatre. KT KING / Tulsa World