‘Musical theatre isn’t an art form. It’s 14 art forms smashed together. And when they coalesce in exactly the right way, I believe it is more powerful than pretty much everything.’ – Lin-Manual Miranda
These words, by one of the genius’s of Musical Theatre of the 21st century, isn’t referring to Avenue Q, but in my opinion, most definitely could have been.
Avenue Q is a most surprisingly fresh, clever and brilliant on so many levels musical that anyone who loves theatre should see! Young thespians not only sing and dance and act but they now also manipulate puppets, bringing them to life in the most extraordinary way. It’s a remarkable piece of theatre that deserves to be supported.
The press have raved unanimously. Here is what they have to say:
- It’s hilarious, touching, beautiful and rude: an utter tonic.-Robyn Sassen
- Avenue Q is a difficult show to describe. This becomes evident when, despite having read all the publicity material in advance of opening night, the experience of actually watching the production overwhelms the ideas that have been put in your head.-Bruce Dennill
- Gleeful energy crackles throughout this show, with its cast of cute and furry puppet people trying to find jobs, money, and the more elusive love and a purpose for even existing while navigating racism and homophobia. On the way they discover the truism that being kind to others is the best way of being kind to yourself.- Lesley Stones
- unique, original and challenging – so the entire ensemble deserves every accolade they get.-Leon van Nierop
- Avenue Q is a delightfully quirky production. It is still a huge hit on Broadway after 15 years, and a version is now in Johannesburg featuring a Proudly South African cast.-Peter Feldman
- Avenue Q comes like a sneaky fresh breeze – cool as a cucumber.