By PORTIA A. SCOTT (www.atlantadailyworld.com)
“Avenue Q” is a smart, funny and full-of-heart adult play to enjoy at the Horizon Theatre in Little Five Points through July 3. This hilarious musical is a “must see” for Atlantans who want a good laugh and a close view of a production that is guaranteed to inspire and lift your spirits.
From a theatre not any bigger than Horizon in NYC, “Avenue Q” is an upbeat musical for grown-ups that uses clever writing, catchy songs, funny videos and puppets to tackle adult subjects like racism, unemployment, homelessness, pornography, love and follow your dreams. It is about purpose and passion in life and will make you think.
Told through the eyes of a young college graduate and his neighbors on Avenue Q, this is a story about a community coming together to support each other during tough times. It should resonate more than ever today, whether you are young or old, gay or straight, black or white.
The production, written by playwrights Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx (music and lyrics), and Jeff Whitty, who won the 2004 Tony Award for best book, has been produced nationally and internationally with a long run in Las Vegas. Horizon is the first theatre in the country to unleash a home team that brings this smash-hit up close and personal in such an intimate space. The team is led by director Heidi Cline McKerley, who has been a part of Horizon for 15 years.
“Avenue Q” features a tight ensemble of artists who can act, sing, dance, puppeteer and play musical instruments.
“Avenue Q” will give you hope and lift your spirits, whether you are a college graduate, hold a Ph.D, or a master’s in the School of Life. This Broadway hit is real, provocative, and relevant to our lives today and tomorrow. It is an upstart, smash-hit musical that is a “must see”for Atlanta.
For tickets visit horizontheatre.com or call 404-586-7450.