I had not managed to get to the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater since its opening – so seeing Avenue Q with a friend of mine, who lives in the Queen’s Tower right across the street, was the perfect fit. I had already missed seeing Rent earlier in the season, and was not going to miss another one.
Avenue Q was super fun and happy making mostly. Occasionally, I had the feeling it had been written by a computer – every 7 or 8 minutes, a few minutes of raunchiness, songs kind of the same way. All did not end up perfectly, though most of the matchups worked out before the end.
The cast was full of energy – the puppets were super fun, some of them managed by 2 actors. It was hard to remember the actors were doing the talking and singing, since the puppets were so engaging. You could see actors’ mouths moving, but the puppets were so emotional.
Very much these days, all entertainment is being a mashup, isn’t it? Lots of combinations, sometimes trite routines, but done in invent ways, synthesizing a new set of thoughts as we watch.
This was very much an adventure worth having – and we ended the evening with dinner at Primavista – always excellent and delicious. Next time, it’ll be the Incline House. And a bit more time to look around the growing and changing neighborhood!