Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez are my heros.
For those of you who don't know who Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez are, they are the mnn who came up with the original concept for Avenue Q.
For those of you who don't know what Avenue Q is, it is by far the funniest play involving puppets that I have ever seen.
This past summer while we were in NYC my best friend Lindsay, my sister Melissa, and I had a free night and wanted to see a broadway show. Wicked was my choice but tickets were impossible to come by. My sister had heard about Avenue Q and suggested it. Man am I glad she did.
The first thing that should have tipped us off to the side-splitting humor that would ensue was the warning of full puppet nudity as we bought the tickets as well as when we entered the theater.
I don't think I have ever been more shocked and laughed so hard as I did during the show. We immediately purchased the soundtrack and it was on my iPod in a matter of hours.
When the Walton Arts Center released it's 08-09 Broadway Season I was stoked to see that Avenue Q was on the schedule. Ever since then me and my sister have planned on going to see it again.
That is what we did tonight and let me tell you it is just as funny as it was the first time around. It might have actually been better. The group of actors on the stage were amazing. You could tell that they were enjoying what they were doing and they made the audience enjoy it that much more. It was the little things that made the difference.
After reading the post on SoGoPro and seeing the show tonight my love of the theater and plays has been fully renewed. I can't wait until Fiddler on the Roof comes in May and Legally Blonde the Musical in July.
It's turning out to be a pretty good week. Avenue Q tonight, drinks with an old friend on Saturday along with Jackson Waters.